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In this short chapter, I walk the reader through the ways the river conventionally referred to as ‘Salween’ is called upon differently in distinct places by many people.
The original concept for this chapter came from a shorter commentary written in 2014 on Mekong Commons ( http://www.mekongcommons.org/politics-of-place-naming-salween-river/). That piece and this chapter benefitted from editorial comments from Mekong Commons editors.
Baca explains that specifically, Mississippi is Algonquian (Ojibwa/Chippewa) for “big river” – misi (mshi), ‘big’ and sipi (ziibi), ‘river’ (Baca 2007: 58).
I have heard the words “Than Lwin” linked to the word ‘olive’ and linked back further to possibly Sanskrit.
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