August 28, 2014 § Leave a comment
From the Great Basin Native American Washo language, meaning “people from around here”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Wa She Shu, Waashiw, Washoe.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Washo, Wallula’s father, in “Major Molly’s Christmas Promise” from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).