Wampanoag meaning

wämpə-nōăg
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A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts, including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, with a present-day population in this same area.
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The Algonquian language of the Wampanoag, a variety of Massachusett.
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A member of a loosely confederated group of Algonquian peoples in SE Massachusetts or their present-day descendants.
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The extinct language of these peoples, comprising several dialects of Massachusett.
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Origin of wampanoag

  • Narragansett those of the east

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