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Shawnee

noun Shaw·nee \sh-ˈnē, shä-\
plural Shawnee or Shawnees

Definition of SHAWNEE

1
:  a member of an American Indian people originally of the central Ohio valley
2
:  the Algonquian language of the Shawnee people
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Origin of SHAWNEE

back-formation from obsolete English Shawnese, ultimately from Shawnee ša·wano·ki, literally, southerners
First Known Use: 1728

Shawnee

geographical name Shaw·nee \sh-ˈnē, ˈsh-ˌ; shä-ˈnē, ˈshä-ˌ\

Definition of SHAWNEE

1
city NE Kansas S of Kansas City pop 62,209
2
city cen Oklahoma pop 29,857

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