- a member of a Siouan people of northeastern Montana and adjacent parts of Canada.
- the dialect of Dakota spoken by the Assiniboin Indians.
Origin of Assiniboin
1675–85; < Canadian French Assiniboine < Ojibwa (Saulteaux dial.) assini·-pwa·n literally, stone Sioux (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *aʔsenyi stone + *pwa·θa enemy tribesman)
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Examples from the Web for assiniboin
In all the copses there were remains of Assiniboin encampments.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers
For the Assiniboin consult our volume xiv, p. 275, note 197.
The Assiniboin was carrying a gun and a bow and had no lance.The War-Trail Fort
James Willard Schultz
The members of the Assiniboin tribe now live on reservations in Montana and Canada.North Dakota
He did not go up the Assiniboin, he was at Pembina too soon.South from Hudson Bay
E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill