An excerb from Robert Hammer's book the Salt Desert Mustangs suggest the following:
"The name derives from the Goshute (Shoshone) language and may mean "salt mountain" or "salty place." The most common pronunciation sounds like "On a key," with emphasis on the 1st syllable, as if correcting someone who has asked, "Off a Key?" No, on a key. Owners of a bison ranch including this word in its name suggest something closer to OH-nuh-kwee. My own interpretation, emphasizes the 2nd syllable: oh-NAH-ke. I strongly suspect the 1st is technically correct, but continue to prefer the third because I like the sound of it."
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April 15th, 2020
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