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Teekwoo

Dictionary entry

Teekwoopn • the promontory between Stone Lagoon and Freshwater Lagoon

Lexicon record # 3555 | Source reference: YG:I5
Semantic domain: place names

Other places in the Orick area: Chahpekw, Chahpekw 'O Ket'oh, Chahpekw 'O Ket'uel', Meleg, Pekwtehl, Seeegonoy 'ue-ket'uer', 'Yoch 'O Kegey, 'Espew, 'Espew 'O Ket'uel', 'O Pegeesh, 'O Schegep', 'O Segen, 'O Segen 'We-Roy, 'O Tmekwor, 'O'rekw, 'O'rekw 'We-Roy

Geographical story

  • YG264 • "This name is applied to an extremely abrupt ridge which rises sharply at the southern end of Freshwater Lagoon, separating this body of water from Stone Lagoon. It juts into the sea like a knife blade, and is rimmed with a white line of surf even in quiet weather."