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"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.
Here are links to our webpages about the Temiscaming tribe and language:
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:
Myths and Folk-Lore of the Timiskaming Algonquin and Timagami Ojibwa
Place Names of Temiskaming
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