Assiniboin

noun
As·​sin·​i·​boin | \ ə-ˈsi-nə-ˌbȯin How to pronounce Assiniboin (audio) \
variants: or Assiniboine
plural Assiniboin or Assiniboins or Assiniboine or Assiniboines

Definition of Assiniboin

: a member of an American Indian people originally of the area between the upper Missouri and middle Saskatchewan rivers

First Known Use of Assiniboin

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Assiniboin

Ojibwa dialect assini·pwa·n, literally, stone Sioux

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“Assiniboin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Assiniboin. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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