Definitions for Shawneeʃɔˈni
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a member of an American Indian people, probably orig. centered in the upper Ohio River valley, later fragmented, and confined to reservations in the Indian Territory in the 19th century.
the Algonquian language of the Shawnee.
Origin of Shawnee:
1720–30, Amer. < Shawnee ša·wano·ki, lit., people of the south
a member of the Algonquian people formerly living along the Tennessee river
the Algonquian language spoken by the Shawnee
a member of this tribe
a Native American people from Ohio
a female given name, derived from the people
The Shawnee are an Algonquian-speaking people native to North America. Historically they inhabited the areas of present-day Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Maryland, Kentucky, Indiana, and Pennsylvania in the United States. Today there are three federally recognized Shawnee tribes: Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and Shawnee Tribe, all of which are headquartered in Oklahoma.
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