- pl. -·was or -·wa a member of a North American Indian people of Manitoulin Island and, at various times in the past, other scattered locations south of the upper Great Lakes
- the Algonquian language of this people, a dialect of Ojibwa, also spoken by some groups known as Ojibwa
Origin of OttawaFrench Outaouois ; from Ojibwa odaawaa
- river in SE Canada, forming the border between Ontario & Quebec, flowing southeast into the St. Lawrence: 696 mi (1,120 km)
- capital of Canada, in SE Ontario, on the Ottawa River
Origin of Ottawaafter Ottawa
nounpl. Ottawa or Ot·ta·was
- A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the northern shore of Lake Huron, with later settlements throughout the upper Great Lakes region. Present-day Ottawa populations are located mainly in southern Ontario, northern Michigan, and Oklahoma.
- The dialect of Ojibwa spoken by the Ottawa.
Origin of OttawaOjibwa odaawaa.