Mohican

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noun

Mo·​hi·​can mō-ˈhē-kən How to pronounce Mohican (audio)
mə-
variants or Mahican
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plural Mohican or Mahican or Mohicans or Mahicans : a member of an Algonquian-speaking Indigenous people originally of the upper Hudson River valley

Note: Most current-day members reside as part of the federally recognized Stockbridge Munsee Community in northeastern Wisconsin.

Note: Due to the similar pronunciation of their names, the Mohican are sometimes confused with the Mohegan of southeastern Connecticut. Mohican is sometimes encountered as a variant spelling for Mohegan.

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: the extinct Algonquian language of the Mahican people

Mohican

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variant of

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Mahican

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mohican was circa 1614

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“Mohican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mohican. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

Mohican

variant of mahican, mohegan

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