Ottawa

noun Ot·ta·wa \ ˈä-tə-wə , -ˌwä , -ˌwȯ \

Definition of Ottawa

plural Ottawas or Ottawa
:a member of an American Indian people of Michigan and southern Ontario

Origin and Etymology of ottawa

French Outaoua, from Ojibwa (eastern dialect) ota·wa·


Ottawa

geographical name Ot·ta·wa \ ˈä-tə-wə , -ˌwä , -ˌwȯ \

Definition of Ottawa

1 river 696 miles (1120 kilometers) long in southeastern Ontario and southern Quebec, Canada, flowing east into the Saint Lawrence River
2 city and capital of Canada in southeastern Ontario on the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal population 812,129


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