Shawnee

noun Shaw·nee \ shȯ-ˈnē , shä- \

Definition of Shawnee

plural Shawnee or Shawnees
1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of the central Ohio valley
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


Shawnee

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

Definition of Shawnee

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

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