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Where did chicago get it's name?

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The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum, from the Miami-Illinois language. The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou" was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir.

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The name of Chicago comes from the word "onion" in the language of the indigenous people.

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