Ottawa

noun
Ot·​ta·​wa | \ ˈä-tə-wə How to pronounce Ottawa (audio) , -ˌwä, -ˌwȯ \
plural Ottawas or Ottawa

Definition of Ottawa

: a member of an American Indian people of Michigan and southern Ontario

First Known Use of Ottawa

circa 1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ottawa

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

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The first known use of Ottawa was circa 1665

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“Ottawa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ottawa. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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Ottawa geographical name

Ot·​ta·​wa | \ ˈä-tə-wə How to pronounce Ottawa (audio) , -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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