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Manitoba Pageant, January 1958, Volume 3, Number 2

This article was published originally in Manitoba Pageant by the Manitoba Historical Society on the above date. We make it available here as a free, public service.

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Minnedosa - from the Sioux Indian words meaning "rapid water"

Miniota - from the Sioux Indian words meaning "much water"

Minnewaste - from the Sioux Indian words meaning "good water"

Manitou - from the Cree and Ojibway word meaning "spirit"

Napinka - from the Sioux Indian word meaning "equal to two" or "double"

Ninga - from the Chippewa Indian word meaning "mother"

Pembina - from the Indian word meaning "summery berry"

Winnipeg - from the Indian word meaning "dirty water"

Winnipegosis - from the Indian word meaning "little dirty water"

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