The prefix "Ne" begins many place names on the North Oregon
coast. Although many fanciful interpretations are assigned to Native American Indian
-derived names, the truth is more prosaic
. "Ne", as a prefix, simply means "place" in the language
of the Clatsop Indians
of that area. It was used to refer to specific locales in the sense of "the place where we catch first salmon" or "the place where we make winter camp".
Examples of North Oregon Coast place names beginning with "Ne":