Answered By: Stephanie C Gillespie Last Updated: Jun 04, 2015 Views: 1001
According to "The Pellissippi State Story 1974-1998," "Pellissippi" ("Pelisipi'' on early maps of Tennessee), meaning "winding waters," is the Cherokee name for the Clinch River. However, the Cherokee do not have "p" or "s" sounds in their language. Also, in Cherokee, "winding river" would be phonetically spelled "adanuteyoha geyvi" (pronounced: ah-dah-new-tay-yo-ha gey-yuh-ee).
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