(2939) Coconino

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1982 DP. Discovered 1982 Feb. 21 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named for the county of Arizona of which Flagstaff is the county seat. The word Coconino derives from the Hopi koonina and refers primarily to the Supai and Hualapai Indian peoples living to the west of the Hopi. A secondary meaning applies to Hopi children not yet initiated into the religious practices of the Hopi kachina society. (M 8544)

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