Osage meaning

ōsāj, ō-sāj
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A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting western Missouri and later southeast Kansas, with a present-day population in north-central Oklahoma. Substantial oil reserves were discovered on Osage lands in the early 1900s.
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A member of a North American Indian people that migrated, over time, from the east coast of the U.S. to the Piedmont, then to Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
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The Siouan language of the Osage.
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(place) River in central Mo. & E Kans., flowing east into the Missouri: c. 500 mi (805 km)
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The Siouan language of this people.
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Origin of osage

  • French from Osage wazházhe ethnic self-designation

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition