is an Iroquois
) word that is locally pronounced "Oh-nee-AHN-tah" or "Ah-nee-AHN-tah". The word is thought to mean a meeting place, an outcropping of rocks, place among the hills, but the actual meaning is unknown.
It is used in the names of several places in diverse locations in the United States of America
, the original being Oneonta, New York:
- Oneonta, New York, A small city and inspiration for some of the other "Oneontas."
- Town of Oneonta, a town that surrounds the City of Oneonta.
- Oneonta, Alabama, Blount County.
- Oneonta, Kentucky, a location southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Oneonta, Kansas, Cloud County.
- Oneonta, California, or Oneonta Beach, now part of Imperial, CA.
- Oneonta Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River at Oneonta, NY.