Nephite

noun
\ˈnēˌfīt, ˈneˌ-\
plural -s

Definition of Nephite 

Mormonism

: a member of a people descended from Nephi, a son of the Jewish prophet Lehi who led a colony from Jerusalem to America about 600 b.c., organized as a church by the risen Christ, and exterminated by the Lamanites leaving the scriptures recorded in the Book of Mormon

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History and Etymology for Nephite

Nephi, son of the Jewish prophet Lehi in the Book of Mormon (1 Nephi 1) + English -ite

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