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All about the name Chicago

Native American Origin
"Onion Or Skunk"

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The name Chicago is of Native American origin and means "Onion Or Skunk." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.

A city in Illinois founded in 1833. A Canadian French form of an Algonquian word--either sheka:ko:heki meaning "place of the wild onion" (Fox Tribe), or shika:konk meaning "at the skunk place" or "place of the bad smell" (Ojibwa Tribe).

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