Lamanite

noun

La·​man·​ite
ˈlāməˌnīt
plural -s
Mormonism
: a member of a people descended from Laman, a son of the Jewish prophet Lehi, and identified as the ancestors of the American Indians compare nephite

Word History

Etymology

Laman, eponymous ancestor of the Lamanites in the Book of Mormon (Jacob 3:5) + English -ite)

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“Lamanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lamanite. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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