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Names for New Ferry Have Indian Meanings

Offbeat  (tags: ferry, Native American, meanings )

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The five names being considered for Washington's newest ferry all have Native American meanings. They are Kennewick, Salish, Cowlitz, Tokitae and Samish

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Past Member (0)
Thursday May 27, 2010, 12:33 pm
Salish refers to inland sea that includes Puget Sound.

Tokitae is a Salish greeting meaning "nice day."

And Samish is a term for "giving people."

I grew up in Seattle, the land of magnificent scenery and native American heritage. I love Samish, the giving people, and Salish, the inland sea loved by the giving people. Two sister ferries, the SAMISH and the SALISH.

Tamila F (3)
Thursday May 27, 2010, 2:54 pm

Cindy C (125)
Thursday May 27, 2010, 8:51 pm
AW how sweet and I am certainly please they have shared that with us. We learn every day on here which is fab.

Tamara WILLIAMS (176)
Thursday May 27, 2010, 10:35 pm

Janne Henn (24)
Thursday May 27, 2010, 10:53 pm
Sounds great. Aboriginal names have been used quite a lot here in Australia. Unfortunately, the meaning is often not well known. Good to see recognition.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday May 28, 2010, 1:37 am
All sweet sounding names!!! Noted with thanks.

Maryann tamayo (3)
Monday May 31, 2010, 3:36 pm
Sounds great to me , only hope that the people doing the nameing do the right thing and get a okay from the Salish tribe ,before doing the nameing.
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