Shawnee

noun
Shaw·​nee | \shȯ-ˈnē, shä-\
plural Shawnee or Shawnees

Definition of Shawnee 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of the central Ohio valley

2 : the Algonquian language of the Shawnee people

Shawnee

geographical name
Shaw·​nee | \shȯ-ˈnē, ˈshȯ-ˌ;shä-ˈnē, ˈshä-ˌ\

Definition of Shawnee (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in northeastern Kansas on the southern edge of Kansas City population 62,209

2 city on the North Canadian River in central Oklahoma population 29,857

First Known Use of Shawnee

Noun

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Shawnee

Noun

back-formation from obsolete English Shawnese, ultimately from Shawnee ša·wano·ki, literally, southerners

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