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Temiscaming (Témiscaming)

"Temiscaming" is one of several English versions of an Algonquin place name, Temikaming, which means "by the deep waters." Since Algonquin was not traditionally a written language, the spellings of Algonquin words in European languages sometimes vary a lot. "Témiscaming" and "Témiscamingue" were the spellings most often used by French speakers in Quebec, where the name has been used not only to refer to a lake and to the band of Algonquin people who live by it, but also to a town in Quebec. The Temiscaming Algonquins speak a Northern Algonquin dialect.

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

 Temiscaming Algonquins
 The Algonquins
 Algonquin animals
 Quebec Natives

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Temiscaming Algonquins:
 Timiskaming First Nation
 Temiscaming Tribe History
 Aboriginal Affairs: Algonquins of Temiscaming

And here are a few good books about the Temiscamings:
 The Algonquins
 Myths and Folk-Lore of the Timiskaming Algonquin and Timagami Ojibwa
 Place Names of Temiskaming
 Algonquian Spirit

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