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What does "Passyunk" mean?

The etymology of the Lenni Lenape words for which East Passyunk Avenue is named


The diagonal road of East Passyunk Avenue likely evolved from a trail used by the region's original inhabitants, the Lenape tribe, and its route followed the high ground around streams and wetlands. The word Passyunk is derived from the Southern Unami dialect of Lenape, where the term "pahsayunk" meant "in the valley(ies)." The Northern Unami dialect of the word “Pachsegink” appears on the earliest maps. As Europeans settled here, the road linked the developing city above South Street with a trading post, village, ferries, and farms along the Schuylkill River. More information about the Lenni Lenape tribe can be found through resources at https://nanticokelenapemuseum.org/