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  1. Tontonoun

    A sidekick.

  2. Tontonoun

    A Native American who accepts a subservient position to a white person.

  3. Tontonoun

    Sidekick of the Lone Ranger

  4. Tontonoun

    A member of the Tonto Apaches.

  5. Etymology: From tonto


  1. tonto

    Tonto's Expanding Head Band was a British-American electronic music duo consisting of Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff. Despite releasing only two albums in the early 1970s, the duo were influential in the development of electronic music and helped bring the synthesizer to the mainstream through session and production work for other musicians (most notably Stevie Wonder) and extensive commercial advertising work.


  1. Tonto

    Tonto is a fictional character, the American Indian companion of The Lone Ranger, a popular American Western character created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker. Tonto has appeared in radio and television series and other presentations of the characters' adventures righting wrongs in 19th century western America. Tonto made his first appearance on the twelfth episode of the radio show. Though he became well known as the Lone Ranger's friend, Tonto was originally created just so the Lone Ranger would have someone with whom to talk. Throughout the radio run, with only a few exceptions, Tonto was played by American actor John Todd. The character was portrayed on television by Jay Silverheels. This was the highest-rated television program on the ABC network in the early 1950s and its first true "hit."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tonto in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tonto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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