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Wawawai is a former town in the south central part of Whitman County, Washington, United States. [1] It got its name from an Indian word said to mean "council ground." (John Knight, in Names MSS. Letter 225.) [2]

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References

  1. "Wawawai (historical) (in Whitman County, WA)". washington.hometownlocator.com.
  2. (Meany, Edmond S, 1923) Origin of Washington Geographic Names page number 341, Seattle, University of Washington Press