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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