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Papoose

A child carrier, especially ones resembling those of Native Americans, is sometimes referred to as a Papoose.

A papoose (from the Algonquian papoos, meaning "child") is an American English loanword whose present meaning is "a Native American child" (regardless of tribe) or, even more generally, any child, usually used as a term of endearment, often in the context of the child's mother. The word came originally from the Narragansett tribe. In 1643, Roger Williams recorded the word in his A Key Into the Language of America, helping to popularize it.[1]

Papoose carrier

Cradle boards and other child carriers, which were used by Native Americans and by many names. In the United States and the United Kingdom, the term papoose is used to refer to a child carrier. [2]

References

  1. ^ Papoose. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved December 05, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Papoose
  2. ^ "Papoose Mei Tai "Tie" Baby Carrier (Ivory Straps & Reverse Side)". Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
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