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  • n. An Ojibwa people of central North America, the Manitoba Saulteaux; a member of this people.
  • proper n. A creole language formerly spoken in the Red River settlement of Manitoba.

Etymologies

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1776 sense of people, 1951 language. From Algonquian, compare Cree  (pahki, "part, thing, a little"), Ojibwe  (panki, "part, thing, a little").

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