Talk:Ouachita River

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The word "Washita" is an Indian word meaning "Good hunting grounds" and "sparkling silver water" Since this is linguistically impossible, a reader tends to doubt both "meaings". If "washita" is an autonym there's a better-than-even chance it means "the people." Right, ethnologists?Wetman 15:54, 10 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

"wash-taw"? I thought it was more like "WASH-i-tah", or at least "WASH-uh-taw", no? Pfly 04:11, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

You were right. It's "Wash-Ih(or "Uh)-Taw". I know because I'm from Arkansas. Briar On Fire 03:17, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Location[edit]

The location for the mouth of the river seems incorrect. The given location of 31°37′53″N 91°48′25″W appears to intersect with a minor tributary. Shouldn't the correct location be more like 31°16'N, 91°50'W ? I'm not from the area, but it seems like that is the Red River coming in from the West at that location. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.197.148.1 (talk) 16:06, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

The Ouachita River ends at Jonesville, Louisiana, where the Ouachita intersects with the Little River (a.k.a. the Catahoula River) and the Tensas River to form the Black River, which then flows into the Red River near Simmesport LA. See the Wikipedia article on for Jonesville, Louisiana. The mouth coordinates are approximately correct. Rivers in Louisiana can be very confusing.