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"Temiskamink" 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. The spelling "Temiskamink" can be found in historical documents, but is rarely used today. The Temiskamink Algonquins speak a Northern Algonquin dialect.

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

 Algonquin culture
 Algonquin tribes
 Quebec reserves

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

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

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