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The Name Cochequa

Q: My great-grandmother was named Cochequa. She was a Chippewa Indian. Do you know what her name meant? It was also spelled Cochiqua.

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A: It's hard to be 100% sure what a Native American name was just from an English spelling of it. However, it's likely that her name was Gchikwe (pronounced similar to kuh-chih-kway or kuh-chee-kway), which means "Big Woman" in the Ojibwe (Chippewa) language.

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