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South American fruit-eating mammal with prehensile tail. French “quincajou” by mistake from < Algonquian “kwingwaage”=wolverine.


Name of Native Americans in the Salem, Mass. region of the US. Algonquian “naumkeag”=fishing place.

North American slang for money. From Algonquian “wampumpeag” < “wampampiak”=white beads < “wamp”=white + “ampi”=beads.

Large deer-like animal with large antlers, found in N. America and N. Europe. From Algonquian “moos”=he strips off.