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There are two different tribal names spelled "Coos" in English:

1) Coos, pronounced so that it rhymes with "goose," is the name of a Native American tribe of Oregon and their language.

2) Coos or Cos, pronounced koh-ose, is an English corruption of the Abenaki band name Koasek. The Koasek Abenakis are native to New England (especially Vermont), and are completely unrelated to the Coos tribe on the West Coast.

Here are links to our webpages about the Coos and Koasek tribes:

 Coos Abenaki language
 Coos Abenaki history
 Abenaki Indians for Kids
 Abenaki Indian mythology
 Abenaki words
 Eastern Woodlands Indian cultures
 Algonquian alphabet

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