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“Tribal peoples have names for themselves. Sometimes names are introduced by outsiders that are different names, possibly in different languages, than the tribe’s original name for themselves. Such is the case with the fairly well known term “South Fork Hupa.” The term “Hupa” is actually a term used by the Yurok Indians to refer to Indians
speaking the Hupa language. But, what name did the “South Fork Hupa” people use to describe themselves in their own language? The term used was tse:ningxwe, and it was a term that encompassed the Hupa speaking people of
the Willow Creek, South Fork, Burnt Ranch, and New River areas. This term is still used by the descendants of these Indians and is now written “Tsnungwe.””
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