Lenape

[ len-uh-pee, luh-nah-pee ]
/ ˈlɛn ə pi, ləˈnɑ pi /
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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)
Also called Lenni Lenape.
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Lenape


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

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