Shawnee

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noun Shaw·nee \shȯ-ˈnē, shä-\

Definition of Shawnee

plural

Shawnee

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Shawnees

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

  2. 2 :  the Algonquian language of the Shawnee people

Origin and Etymology of shawnee

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


First Known Use: 1728


Shawnee

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

Definition of Shawnee

  1. 1 city NE Kansas S of Kansas City pop 62,209

  2. 2 city cen Oklahoma pop 29,857


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