Originally Wahunsonacock. 1550?-1618
nounpl. Powhatan, or Pow·ha·tans
- A member of a confederacy of Native American peoples of eastern Virginia in the 1500s and 1600s, with present-day populations in the same area and in New Jersey.
- The Algonquian language of the Powhatan, a dialect of Virginia Algonquian.
Origin of PowhatanAfter Powhatan 1