Erie meaning

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A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the southern shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania, and western New York. The Erie ceased to exist as a people after being defeated by the Iroquois in the mid-1600s.
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The Iroquoian language of the Erie.
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A city of northwest Pennsylvania on Lake Erie southwest of Buffalo, New York. A port of entry, it was laid out in 1795 on the site of Fort Presque Isle, built by the French in 1753.
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A member of an Iroquoian North American Indian people that lived in an area east and southeast of Lake Erie.
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Port on Lake Erie, in NW Pa.
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One of the Great Lakes, between Lake Huron & Lake Ontario: 9,940 sq mi (25,745 sq km)
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One of the Great Lakes of North America.
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A town in Colorado.
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A village in Illinois.
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A city in Kansas.
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A city in Pennsylvania.
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Origin of erie

  • NAmFr Erie, Erié < Huron name of the village called Rigué by the Iroquois

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition