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‘Ohio’ flows from one language to others

By Debra Dobbins

There’s just time today to note that “Ohio” came into English via French. French explorers of North America picked it up from the Iroquois, according to Webster’s. In that Native American language, it meant “fine or large river,” Webster’s also notes.

The Ohio River, according to Wikipedia, “is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River.”

Illustration of Ohio River basin courtesy of Wikipedia
 

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