What is the original meaning of the word "Miami"? Is it a native american term?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Jack MeoffLv 41 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.
- Bear NakedLv 61 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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- Anonymous1 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".
- a simple manLv 61 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.
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