Wam·​pa·​no·​ag ˈwäm-pə-ˌnäg How to pronounce Wampanoag (audio) ˌwäm-pə-ˈnō-(ˌ)ag How to pronounce Wampanoag (audio)
plural Wampanoag or Wampanoags
: a member of an American Indian people of Rhode Island east of Narragansett Bay and neighboring parts of Massachusetts

Word History


Narragansett, literally, easterners

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Wampanoag was in 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Wampanoag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wampanoag. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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