Wappinger

noun

Wap·​pin·​ger
ˈwäpinjə(r)
plural Wappinger or Wappingers
1
: an Indian people living between the lower Hudson and Connecticut rivers
2
: a member of the Wappinger people

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Word History

Etymology

of Algonquian origin; akin to Natick Wampan-ohke, literally, eastern land

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“Wappinger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wappinger. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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