Sakonnet

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Sakonnet
Regions with significant populations
Rhode Island
Languages
Massachusett language
Related ethnic groups
Wampanoag people

The Sakonnet people are Native Americans in the United States, related to the Wampanoag people who spoke a dialect of the Massachusett language. The tribal name was applied to Rhode Island's Sakonnet River, Sakonnet Harbor, and other geographic features.[1]

Alternate spellings[edit]

The spelling "Sakonnet" has become accepted because of long use on maps, but the name is sometimes written as 'Sekonnet', 'Seaconnet', 'Sakonnet', 'Saconnet', 'Sakonett', or 'Segonet'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Such as Sakonnet Cove in Mount Hope Bay, Sakonnet Point, and much later to Sakonnet Light.