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What is the original meaning of the word "Miami"? Is it a native american term?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It comes from a Seminole Indian word Myaamia which means 'allies", The Seminole name for "Big Water" is Lake Okeechobee in Florida.

    Source(s): I LIVE IN FLORIDA.
  • 4 years ago

    Miami Meaning

  • 1 decade ago

    City of Miami, was named after the Miami river which runs through it. Miami is an Indian word for friend. So, it originated out of the River of Friends.

    Others say the word Miami means sweet waters.

  • 1 decade ago

    Name of an indian tribe

    The Miami Indians originally lived in Indiana, Illinois, and southern Michigan. They moved into the Maumee Valley circa 1700. They soon became the most powerful Indian tribe in Ohio. The Miamis spoke one of the dialects of the Algonquian Indians and were thus related to the Delaware Indians, the Ottawa Indians, and the Shawnee Indians

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Miami River in Florida drains out of the Everglades and runs through downtown Miami, Florida from Miami International Airport (from the Miami Canal) to Biscayne Bay. The 5.5-mile river is narrow and polluted, due to its proximity to the Miami-Dade metropolis. Its name is most likely derivied from a Native American word that means "sweet water".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_River_%28Florid...

  • 1 decade ago

    Miami: Native American word for "big water", referring to the waterway between the beach and the mainland.

    This is how the City of Miami brochures used to explain it.

  • 1 decade ago

    M-money

    I-is

    A-a

    M-major

    I-issue

  • 1 decade ago

    indian tribe

  • 4 years ago

    big toilet

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