Talk:Jamul, California

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What does its name mean? 198.6.14.254 (talk) 18:39, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't think this was me asking this while I wasn't logged in... If it was, my apologies. With 0% verification, I heard that means "dirty water" by a local native american tribe. The rumor could be completely incorrect, and I won't put that on the site for that reason. Ucla1989 (talk) 01:49, 6 December 2008 (UTC)


So I found this, " A few years later the name Jamul was added to give the location where the meetings were held. Jamul is an Indian word meaning green or dirty water, or pool of dirty water.

(The above historical information came from Connie Nierodzinski, retired Jamul Chaparros 4-H Club Leader.)"

From the website: http://www.jamul4h.org/history2.html

Another less-than-great site says, "The Indians had names for every little spot. Many names I have forgotten, but each name meant something about that place. Otay means a kind of weed that grows there, that is, a lot of that weed grows in that place. Jamacha is the name of a wild gourd and lots of them grow in that place. Jamul was named for a kind of weed that grows there. The Ja part of the name means that it grows where there is lots of water. Point Loma was called mat kunyi—black earth—because that is how it looks from the distance" This suggests at least water is right, not the dirt though.

From the website (you have to download the pdf): http://www.ensemblejourine.com/archives/content_v2.2/writers_v2.2/doughty_v2.2/doughty-winter-seeker-chpbk.pdf

Ehh, so I'm not sure, not very good references but there's a sign that it could be right. Ucla1989 (talk) 01:56, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

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This pages is heavily unsourced and should be tagged accordinly.--207.114.206.48 (talk) 02:13, 13 June 2008 (UTC)