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Lenape

[len-uh-pee, luh-nah-pee] /ˈlɛn ə pi, ləˈnɑ pi/
noun, plural Lenapes (especially collectively) Lenape.
1.
Delaware (defs 5, 6).
Also called Lenni Lenape.
Origin of Lenape
Unami Delaware
1720-1730
1720-30, Americanism; < Unami Delaware ləná·p·e (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *elen- ordinary + *-a·pe·w man)
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  • "The Lenape are rulers of their own hills," returned the other a little haughtily.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • If the Lenape are so skillful, why is one of their bravest warriors here?

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • The sun found the Lenape, on the succeeding day, a nation of mourners.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • If the Lenape are so skilful, why is one of their bravest warriors here?

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • "The Lenape are rulers of their own hills," returned the other, a little haughtily.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • It was the Mohican and Lenape who veiled their faces, not the Iroquois.

    The Reckoning Robert W. Chambers
  • Other signs of serpent worship were common among the Lenape.

    The Lenp and their Legends Daniel G. Brinton
  • Go, children of the Lenape, the anger of the Manitou is not done.

  • The Lenape word Messusipu must therefore refer to the Mississippi.

    The Lenape Stone H. C. Mercer
  • The word Lenape has been translated "men" or "fathers of men."

    Legends of The Kaw Carrie de Voe
Word Origin and History for Lenape

1728, native name for Delaware Indians, said to mean "original people."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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