Mahican

noun
Ma·​hi·​can | \ mə-ˈhē-kən How to pronounce Mahican (audio) \
variants: or \ mō-​ˈhē-​kən How to pronounce Mahican (audio) , mə-​ \
plural Mahican or Mahicans

Definition of Mahican

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the upper Hudson River valley
2 : the extinct Algonquian language of the Mahican people

First Known Use of Mahican

circa 1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mahican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mahican. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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Mahican

noun
Ma·​hi·​can | \ mə-ˈhē-kən How to pronounce Mahican (audio) \
variants: or Mohican \ mō-​ , mə-​ \
plural Mahican or Mahicans or Mohican or Mohicans

Kids Definition of Mahican

1 : a member of an American Indian people of northeastern New York
2 : the language of the Mahican people

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