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Assiniboin

[ uh-sin-uh-boin ]
/ əˈsɪn əˌbɔɪn /
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noun, plural As·sin·i·boins, (especially collectively) As·sin·i·boin.

a member of a Siouan people of northeastern Montana and adjacent parts of Canada.
the dialect of Dakota spoken by the Assiniboin Indians.

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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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