Definitions for Shawneeʃɔˈni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Shaw•neeʃɔˈni(n.)(pl.)-nees; -nee.

  1. 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.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Algonquian language of the Shawnee.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Shawnee:

1720–30, Amer. < Shawnee ša·wano·ki, lit., people of the south

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shawnee(noun)

    a member of the Algonquian people formerly living along the Tennessee river

  2. Shawnee(noun)

    the Algonquian language spoken by the Shawnee


  1. Shawnee(Noun)

    a member of this tribe

  2. Shawnee(ProperNoun)

    a Native American people from Ohio

  3. Shawnee(ProperNoun)

    their language

  4. Shawnee(ProperNoun)

    a female given name, derived from the people


  1. Shawnee

    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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