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Lipan

[ li-pahn ]
/ lɪˈpɑn /
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noun, plural Li·pans, (especially collectively) Li·pan for 1.
a member of an Apache group that comprises several Apache bands, living in the southwestern United States east of the Rio Grande.
the Athabascan language of the Lipan.
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Origin of Lipan

First recorded in 1845–50; from Spanish Lipán, from Lipan self-designation Hleh-pai Ndé or Lépai-Ndé “Light Gray People” (a reference to the migration history of the Lipan)
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