werowance

noun
wer·​o·​wance | \ ˈwerəˌwan(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of werowance

: an Indian chief of Virginia or Maryland broadly : a North American Indian chief

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History and Etymology for werowance

Delaware (Virginia dialect) wirowántĕsu, literally, he is rich, from wiro to be rich

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“Werowance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/werowance. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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