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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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 18th and early 19th centuries.
  • n. A member of this tribe.
  • n. The Algonquian language of the Shawnee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Native American people (tribe) from Ohio.
  • proper n. Their language.
  • proper n. A female given name, derived from the name of this tribe.
  • n. A member of this tribe.
  • adj. Of, belonging to, or pertaining to this tribe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the Algonquian language spoken by the Shawnee
  • n. a member of the Algonquian people formerly living along the Tennessee river

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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