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From an Algonquian language, probably Massachusett pauwau or Narragansett powwaw "practitioner of magic, shaman", from Proto-Algonquian *pawe·wa (“one who dreams").
Narragansett powwaw shaman
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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