QUAMBA, Kanabec County Minnesota
formerly Mud Creek
changed to an Ojibway word
Quamba means mud hole
LAC QUI PARLE, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
French priest translated
Dakota name, lake that Speaks
Into his own tongue
Note: Dakota is a native American nation consisting primarily of Sioux living in South Western Minnesota. the tribal elders took guidance from the voices they heard from the lake.
A late edit: I should have explained that the voices heard were created by the wind across the lake which is situated in a unique geologic formation. And for sports people it’s also considered the best walleye-pike fishing lake in Minnesota.