[ muh-hee-kuhn ]
/ məˈhi kən /
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noun, plural Ma·hi·cans, (especially collectively) Ma·hi·can.
a tribe or confederacy of Algonquian-speaking North American Indians, centralized formerly in the upper Hudson valley.
a member of this tribe or confederacy.
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Origin of Mahican
1605–15; < the Mahican name for themselves: literally, person (people) of the tidal estuary (cognate with Munsee Delaware ma·hí·kan; compare -a·hi·kan in kihta·hí·kan ocean, with kiht- great)
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How to use Mahican in a sentence
An old Mahican settlement known as Potick was located a little back from the river.
The Mahican Village at the mouth of the creek was called Nappechemak.
British Dictionary definitions for Mahican
/ (məˈhiːkən) /
noun plural -cans or -can
a variant of Mohican
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