[ muh-hee-kuh n ]
/ məˈhi kən /
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.
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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British Dictionary definitions for mahican
/ (məˈhiːkən) /
noun plural -cans or -can
a variant of Mohican
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