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(2432) Soomana

Reference work entry

1981 FA. Discovered 1981 Mar. 30 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

In the Hopi Indian language of northern Arizona, Soomana means “star girl”. A Hopi child is traditionally named by its father’s mother or sister clan, in this case the Sun clan. (M 6650)

Name proposed by Michael Lomatewama and Ekkehart Malotki.

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