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City of Tukwila FAQ
Q: What does the name "Tukwila" mean?
A: The name "Tukwila" means "nut" or "hazelnut" in the Chinook language. The Duwamish tribe lived in cedar longhouses, hunted, fished, picked wild berries and gathered hazelnuts in the Tukwila area. The Duwamish River is the name of the lower 12 miles of the Green River, which runs for 65 miles from Puget Sound to the western slopes of the Cascade Range.
Q: What does the name "Duwamish" mean?
A: "Duwamish" is the anglicized word from the Salish Tribes for 'People of the Inside'.
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Q: What does the name "Salish" mean?
A: "Salish" is the anglicized, self-designated name of the Salish people who are a group of Native Americans that have resided in the coastal regions and interior regions of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and SW Canada for at least 3,000 years.
Q: What is Tukwila's Zipcode?
A: Tukwila Zipcodes include: