Tahoma is from the Chinook Indian Tribe, of the great pacific northwest. It means "Mountain that was God" in reference to nearby Mt. Rainier. The highest mountain peak in the lower 48 states at 14,410 feet.
-- from Michael Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org)
...But as one who knows quite a bit about Chinook Jargon, I have to disagree with your translation of Tahoma. It's the Indian name for Mt. Rainier, and it is a Klickitat word meaning "highest" or "highest hill." It certainly doesn't mean "the mountain that was God." Mt. Rainier is sometimes called that, because the Indians did to some extent consider it to be an object of worship. For a good on-line reference for all this, go to http://www.nps.gov/mora/notes/vol11-7d.htm...
-- from Bruce Johnson (email@example.com)
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