Shawnee meaning

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A Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of the Cumberland and central Ohio Valleys, with present-day populations in Oklahoma. The Shawnee figured prominently in the resistance to white settlement of the Ohio Valley in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
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A member of a North American Indian people living at various times in the East and Midwest, and now chiefly in Oklahoma.
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The Algonquian language of this people.
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The Algonquian language of the Shawnee.
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Origin of shawnee

  • Back-formation from obsolete Shawnese from Shawnee shaawanooki those of the south, Shawnee

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