Menomini

[muh-nom-uh-nee]

Menominee

1

or Me·nom·i·ni

[muh-nom-uh-nee]
noun, plural Me·nom·i·nees, (especially collectively) Me·nom·i·nee for 1.
  1. a member of a group of American Indian people of northeastern Wisconsin.
  2. the Eastern Algonquian language of the Menominee.
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Menomini

Menominee

noun
  1. plural -ni, -nis, -nee or -nees a member of a North American Indian people formerly living between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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Word Origin and History for menomini

Menominee

also Menomini, Algonquian people of Wisconsin, from Ojibwa (Algonquian) Manoominii, literally "wild rice people," from manoomin "wild rice." Not their name for themselves.

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