nounpl. -·gans or -·gan
a member of a North American Indian people that lived in Connecticut, along the Thames River, and spoke an Algonquian language
Origin of Moheganearlier Monahegan from Massachusett, a local place name
of the Mohegans or their culture
nounpl. Mohegan, or Mo·he·gans
- A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Connecticut, with present-day populations in southeast Connecticut and Wisconsin. The Mohegan broke away from the Pequot in the early 1600s under the leadership of Uncas.
- The Algonquian language of the Mohegan.