When the first European settlers arrived in what would become the colony of Pennsylvania, they learned that many of the streams and mountains had already been given names by the resident Native Americans, the Lenni Lenape.

Test your knowledge of Pennsylvania/Lenape etymology by matching the place descriptions on the left with the place names on the right.

1 Where we fish with the bush net a Nockamixon

2 Thirsty Earth b Lehigh

3 Smooth running stream c Tamaqua

4 Searching for land d Nanticoke

5 Where the way forks e Aquashicola

6 Where there are forks f Tobyhanna

7 Feeding place of the bears g Macungie

8 Bear Mountain h Catasauqua

9 Seaside setters i Punxsutawney

10 Black, deep and still water j Nescopeck

11 Black lick k Coplay

12 Where there are three houses l Towamensing

13 Stream between two mountains m Quakake

14 Town of the gnats n Lackawaxen

15 Pine lands o Hokendauqua

16 Great plains p Shickshinny

17 Five mountains q Tohickon

18 Little beaver r Pocono

19 Alder stream s Mauch Chunk

20 Driftwood stream t Nesquehoning

21 Pasture lands u Shenandoah


1 e 6 b 11 t 16 u

2 h 7 g 12 a 17 p

3 k 8 s 13 r 18 c

4 o 9 d 14 i 19 f

5 n 10 j 15 m 20 q

21 l