(2649) Oongaq

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1980 WA. Discovered 1980 Nov. 29 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

In the Hopi Indian language oongaq means ‘from up there’, being the ablative case form of the locative stem oo- (‘up’ or ‘high’). The word can be used to donate things that come from the sky, although it is to be hoped that this particular minor planet will remain in orbit. (M 7473)

Name suggested by E. Malotki.

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