- pl. -·cans or -·can a member of a North American Indian people that lived chiefly in the upper Hudson Valley
- the Algonquian language of this people
Origin of Mahicanself-designation
of the Mahicans or their language or culture
nounpl. Mahican, or Ma·hi·cans also Mohican or Mo·hi·cans
- A member of a Native American confederacy of subtribes formerly inhabiting the upper Hudson River valley, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
- The Algonquian language of the Mahican.