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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Naming Places the Penobscot Way

This weekend's edition of the Bangor Daily News will include a full-color four-page insert called "Naming Places the Penobscot Way."
The four-page layout for Saturday’s insert includes a map that depicts from Katahdin south to the Maine coast and lists each individualized spot with its Anglicized name — the name it’s known by — its Penobscot name, if different, and what it means when translated.

A Penobscot Nation pronunciation guide is included, and it lists the 25 sounds for each of the letters in the Penobscot alphabet, a key tool to keeping the almost-lost language alive, [Penobscot Nation tribal historian James Eric] Francis said. [Link]

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