[ luh-nah-pey, luh-nah-pee, len-uh-pee ]

noun,plural Len·a·pes, (especially collectively) Len·a·pe.

Origin of Lenape

1720–30, Americanism;<Unami Delaware ləná·p·e (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *elen- ordinary + *-a·pe·w man)

Words Nearby Lenape

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How to use Lenape in a sentence

  • Mr. Gallatin has proposed the term “Algonkin-Lenape,” as a philological denomination for this important family.

    The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • It was the Mohican and Lenape who veiled their faces, not the Iroquois.

    The Reckoning | Robert W. Chambers
  • Dr. Brinton tells of the rain maker of the Lenni Lenape who first drew on the earth the figure of a cross.

    The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
  • "It was the Lenni Lenape," returned Magua, affecting to bend his head in reverence to their former greatness.

    The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper
  • Uncas, the panther of his tribe, the eldest son of the Lenape, the wisest Sagamore of the Mohicans!

    The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper