Welikia project

Welikia (pronounced “way-LEE-kee-uh” Hear Welikia pronounced) means “my good home” in Lenape, the Native American language of the New York City region at the time of first contact with Europeans.

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Ever wonder what the locations of landmarks looked like before New York City was a concrete jungle? The Welikia Project maps the ecology of New York City through the centuries.

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Manhattan Island, 1609 From the Welikia Project... - Maps on the Web

Ecologist Eric Sanderson carefully re-envisioned what New York looked like in 1609, when it was called Mannahatta, "Island of many hills," by Native Americans. Now, he has launched the Welikia Project, to do the same for New York City’s other four boroughs.

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The Welikia Mannahatta Project, developed by Eric Sanderson and the Wildlife Conservation Society, "un-covered the original ecology of [New York City]... Welikia ... means 'my good home' in Lenape, the Native American language of the New York City region at the time of first contact with Europeans. ... Welikia provides the basis for all the people of New York to appreciate, conserve and re-invigorate the natural heritage of their city no matter which borough they live in."

https://welikia.org/m-map.php

Welikia 1609 Map

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