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"Sagama" is one of several English spellings of the Abenaki-Penobscot word for "chief."
The word is pronounced similar to saw-guh-maw and is spelled Sôgemô or S8gem8 in the
modern Abenaki orthographies (spelling systems.)
Here are links to our webpages about the Abenaki and Penobscot tribes and their language:
Abenaki word pronunciation
Abenaki Native American legends
Here are a few good books about the Abenaki language and tribe:
The Language of Basket Making
Voice of the Dawn
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