[ li-pahn ]

noun,plural Li·pans, (especially collectively) Li·pan for 1.
  1. a member of an Apache group that comprises several Apache bands, living in the southwestern United States east of the Rio Grande.

  2. the Athabascan language of the Lipan.

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)

Words Nearby Lipan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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