Cherokee Name Meaning & Origin
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The name Cherokee refers to the Cherokee people, a group native to the South Eastern United States, members of the Iroquois Nation. While many other native American Indian languages have words which sound similar to the name Cherokee with various meanings, the origin of this name is from the name given to the Aniyunwiya people by the Creek tribe, meaning "the other people," which was then used by Europeans to refer to them.
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