Mohegan

noun

Mo·​he·​gan mō-ˈhē-gən How to pronounce Mohegan (audio)
mə-
plural Mohegan or Mohegans or Mohican or Mohicans
: a member of an Algonquian-speaking Indigenous people of southeastern Connecticut

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

Word History

Etymology

of southern New England Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett Monahiganeuck Mohegans

First Known Use

circa 1614, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mohegan was circa 1614

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Cite this Entry

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

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Mohegan

noun
Mo·​he·​gan mō-ˈhē-gən How to pronounce Mohegan (audio)
mə-
variants or Mohican
plural Mohegan or Mohegans or Mohican or Mohicans
: a member of an Indigenous people of southeastern Connecticut

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