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Washoe Lake, Slide Mountain, Washoe Valley

Washoe Lake and Slide Mountain, south of Reno, Nevada.

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Definition: This word, applied to numerous places such as Washoe County, Washoe Valley, and Washoe Lake, is the English version of a name derived from the Washiu, a group of Native American people that lived in the region.
Pronunciation: Wa-sho ("sho" as in show)
Examples:
Reno is the Washoe County seat.

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