Wampanoag words used in English

Here is a sampling of English words that are derived from Wopanaak language.

Pumpkin: Pohpukun (ponh-pu-kun) — “grows forth round”

Moccasin: Mahkus (mah-kus) — “Covers the whole foot”

Moose: M8s (moos) — “moose”

Powwow: Pawaw (pa-waaw) — “s/he is healing/heals (someone)”

In addition, there are many locations in the state that still retain the place names in the original Wopanaak language.

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