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Other Word Forms of Kinkajou
Origin of Kinkajou
French from earlier Canadian French quincajou wolverine (the kinkajou being confused with the wolverine in early European descriptions of the animals) probably blend of Ojibwa gwiingwa'aage Montagnais kuàkuàtsheu wolverine
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French quincajou, from an Algonquian) word, probably originally meaning ‘wolverine’ (compare Algonquin Kwingwaage, Ojibwe gwiingwa'aage (“wolverine”)), which was later transferred to the South American animal. Related to carcajou.
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