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Wampanoag

[wahm-puh-noh-ag] /ˌwɑm pəˈnoʊ æg/
noun, plural Wampanoags (especially collectively) Wampanoag.
1.
a member of a once-powerful North American Indian people who inhabited the area east of Narragansett Bay from Rhode Island to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket at the time of the Pilgrim settlement.
2.
the Eastern Algonquian speech of the Wampanoag people, a dialect of Massachusett.
Origin of Wampanoag
1670-1680
1670-80, Americanism; < Narragansett, equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *wa·pan(w)- dawn + -o·w- person of + *-aki plural suffix, i.e., easterners
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  • But the great Wampanoag chief was not a man to yield to adversity.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • I will not surrender a Wampanoag, nor the paring of a Wampanoag's nail.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • She, like the groom's mother, probably belonged to the Wampanoag tribe.

  • But a Narragansett, or a Wampanoag, is a man; he scorns to lurk in the darkness.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish James Fenimore Cooper
  • Thou art a Wampanoag, and dost know that the hunting-grounds of thy tribe have been held sacred by my people.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish James Fenimore Cooper
  • There was a dark night fell upon this valley, Wampanoag, and death and the brand entered my dwelling, together.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish James Fenimore Cooper
  • Thy nature, Wampanoag, is not equal to comprehend the motives which have led us hither, and our discourse is getting vain.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish James Fenimore Cooper
  • The gun of the former missed fire, whereupon the Indian leveled his musket and shot the Wampanoag leader dead.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris

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