American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Delaware1.
- n. A group of native American people who were living in what is now New Jersey and along the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, the coast of Delaware, and the lower Hudson Valley and New York Harbor in New York, at the time of the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
- n. The languages spoken by all of this group; Delaware
- n. The language spoken in the southern range of this group in coastal Delaware, southern New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania; Unami.
“Kpahi = youngest child of Moasi and Ktiva (name means shut the door in Lenape)”
“Wiaki = partner of Szebel, massive yanjanger (name means abundance in Lenape) (Y)”
“The Lenape were the first Indian tribe to enter into a treaty with the future United States government.”
“-- from these specious Cherokees, who yet called the Lenape "grandfather.”
“Heckewelder considers the Crees of Moose Factory to be a branch of that tribe of the Lenape which is named Minsi, or Wolf Tribe.”
“We are engaged in conversation with the indigenous Lenape Indians, helping lift their culture through the creation of a community center in Manhattan.”
“Maybe it was the Lenape people who lived here on an island called Manhattan before the Europeans came and called it New York, he said.”
“The first, when the Dutch in 1626 bought Manhattan from the Lenape Indians, and the third, most trades by Goldman-Sachs (or maybe Goldman should head the list).”
“Out in the schoolyard, the fourth graders tend to their Three Sisters garden, one of many elements that make up their Lenni Lenape exploration.”
“The name is etymologically Lenape, but the Esopus Creek, which flows out of the Catskills and meets the Hudson at Saugerties, is the tributary of inspiration to the title -- if not the whole curatorial force -- of the Manhattan-based Esopus Foundation.”
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