Lake Winnibigoshish facts for kids
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|Location||Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Cass / Itasca counties, Minnesota, United States|
|Primary inflows||Mississippi River|
|Primary outflows||Mississippi River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||56,471.4 acres (22,853.2 ha)|
|Max. depth||69.8 ft (21.3 m)|
Lake Winnibigoshish is a body of water in north central Minnesota, in the Chippewa National Forest. Its name comes from the Ojibwe language Wiinibiigoonzhish, a diminutive and pejorative form of Wiinibiig, meaning "filthy water" (i.e., "brackish water"). The name is related in structure to Lake Winnipeg and to the Algonquian name for Green Bay, which the Ho-chunk (Winnebago) Nation was named after.
The former Winnibigoshish Township (now unorganized), located on the north shore of Lake Winnibigoshish, in Itasca County, Minnesota, was named after this lake.
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