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This whole greater metropolitan area was once known as Tovanger, "The World," to the Native American Tongva people.
los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula, which in English means "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciúncula River" [what the Spanish used to call the L.A. River, not knowing or caring about the indigenous name, which was an Eden to them with its own Styx.] More (Register to clean up the river)
- William Bright (1998). Fifteen Hundred California Place Names. UC Press. p. 86.
Founded on the site of a Gabrielino Indian village called Yang-na, or more accurately iyáangẚ, 'poison-oak place.'
- Ron Sullivan (Dec. 7, 2002). "Roots of native names". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
Los Angeles itself was built over a Gabrielino village called Yangna or iyaanga', 'poison oak place.'