WHEN the ENGLISH INVADED, MOST AMERICANS WERE CATHOLICS,, WHO SPOKE NORSE
I though minn meant water and haha was laughing water.minnihaha or minn =water and nesota was color of milky blue sky,,aka minnesota.
Rieder T. Sherwin wrote that "mnn" means "small." He wrote tHat "haha" was the "laping" of water in a waterfall. He did not use the "sota" syllables, but did use the syllables "sikka" which mean a dry stream bed, The "color of the milky blue sky" was just a guess by an American (Infian) who was just making up answers.