- 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
of the Ottawas or their language or culture
- 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 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.
The capital of Canada, in southeast Ontario at the confluence of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. It was founded as Bytown during the construction of the Rideau Canal and renamed Ottawa in 1855. Queen Victoria chose it as the capital of the Province of Canada in 1857. In 1867 it became the capital of the new Dominion of Canada.