Caughnawaga

noun

Caugh·​na·​wa·​ga
ˌkägnəˈwägə
plural -s
: a native or inhabitant of Caughnawaga, a settlement founded by the French near Montreal, Canada, for Mohawk converts to Christianity

Word History

Etymology

Mohawk Gahnawa'ge, literally, at the rapids

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“Caughnawaga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caughnawaga. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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