by Richard L. Thornton, Architect & City Planner
There are several major divisions of the Creek Confederacy with NW European names that have been Anglicized.
Geographical Place Names: Kiawah Island, SC – Keowee River, SC – Kialekee Creek, GA – Kiakee Creek, GA – Kiaree Mounds, Watkinsville, GA.
The significant connections between the Creek, Algonquian and Uchee languages with Northwest Europe and the Baltic Sea Region has profound implications for commercial DNA labs. It has already been proven that the Windover Pond People in Florida had the same DNA and cultural traditions as the Archaic Sami. The age of Sami, Finnish, pre-Gaelic and Gaelic DNA markers must be determined in order to accurately calculate Native American DNA. For example, since my mother’s family was mixed Creek-Uchee, our Sami, Finnish, Basque and pre-Celtic DNA is undoubtedly Native American.
Excerpt from The Native American Words of Georgia [June 2020]:
Kiale, Kialegi, Kiaree, Kiawah, Kiakee or Keowee (GA) – This was a Uchee tribe in the Savannah and Upper Oconee River Basins, who by the late 18th century, was speaking a dialect of Itsate Creek. Their capital was located at the three mounds in Watkinsville, GA. Kialegi Creek Tribal Town in Oklahoma is descended from this ethnic group. The “gi” suffix is the Irish Gaelic, Muskogee Creek, Algonquian and Cherokee word for “tribe or people,” which was added later to the Pre-Celtic suffix for “tribe or people” – “re” or “reigh.” The “re” suffix also was used in Archaic Anglisk (English) and Archaic Svenska (Swedish).
Etymology – Kiale is the phonetic pronunciation of Kiar-re, which means Brown or Dark Skin Tribe or Kingdom in Archaic Irish. OI The Creeks and Uchees rolled their R’s so hard that English-speakers recorded the sound as an L. County Kerry, Ireland gets its name from the same word.
Killico Branch (GA) – This is a stream in Elbert County, Georgia, whose lower end was renamed Bertram Creek in the early 20th century. It flows into the Broad River.
Etymology – Killico is the Anglicization of the hybrid tribal name, Kiale-koa. It literally means “Brown People – People. Kiara-re is Old Irish word for ‘dark-skinned or brown.” “The “koa” is an Arawak suffix for people or tribe. U & AR2
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