The natives translated English to very short comments when developing communications with the new settlers, which was their custom with all word names.
The name "boken" in Native American means "bottom" in english. The name "ho" in native langage means "home" , "mo" in native means "more", and "yo" in native means "your".
Their tee-pee was home so their name translation was hoboken when describing their place of sleep. Noboken was nobottom when describing a lake with no bottom. Moboken was more- bottom and yoboken was your- bottom.
From Hoboken To Noboken means from home to no bottom or down lower.
From Noboken to moboken means from bottom to more bottom.
From Moboken To Yoboken means more bottom to your bottom.
Since my grand parents were native American, I got this explanation from my father when I asked him where did that stupid lake name come from. I was given a long explanation about the native language which he recieved from his mother when growing up. A lot of current city and lake names came from the natives which was an english translation of native words from what the natives had named them in the beginning.
I WAS TOLD HOBOKEN, N.J. WAS A TEE-PEE VILAGE ??