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Tchayaxoamin

"Tchayaxoamin" is an alternate name for the Alsea tribe. This was their name in the language of the neighboring Kalapuya tribe. It was also spelled "Tcha yaxo amin," "Tcha yaxo amim," "Tcha yakon amin," and other ways. "Amin" means "land" in the Kalapuya language, and "yaxo" may have been a Kalapuya way of pronouncing the Alsea tribal name Yakon. Sometimes the Kalapuyas also referred to the Alseas as "Paifan amim."

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Here are links to our webpages about the Tchayaxoamin tribe and language:

 Alsea
 Alsea nations
 Alsea Oregon
 Tribes of Oregon
 Penutian
 Pacific Northwest Native American

Here are a few good books about the Tchayaxoamins:
 Alsea Texts and Myths
 The People Are Dancing Again
 Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country



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