sur·​viv·​ance | \ sər-ˈvī-vən(t)s How to pronounce survivance (audio) \

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A discussion led by Weeden on native survivance in the face of suppression and colonization will follow. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of survivance

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of survivance was circa 1623

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