Wappinger meaning

wäpĭn-jər
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A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the east bank of the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Manhattan and closely related to the Munsee-speaking peoples. The Wappinger dispersed to other Native American groups after warfare with the Dutch in the mid-1600s.
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Origin of wappinger

  • Of Algonquian origin

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