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Assiniboin

[uh-sin-uh-boin]
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noun, plural As·sin·i·boins, (especially collectively) As·sin·i·boin.
  1. a member of a Siouan people of northeastern Montana and adjacent parts of Canada.
  2. 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

Historical Examples

  • In all the copses there were remains of Assiniboin encampments.

    Travels in North America, From Modern Writers

    William Bingley

  • 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.

  • He did not go up the Assiniboin, he was at Pembina too soon.

    South from Hudson Bay

    E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill


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