[ nan-ti-kohk ]

noun,plural Nan·ti·cokes, (especially collectively) Nan·ti·coke for 1, 3.
  1. a member of an Indigenous North American people who have traditionally inhabited Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

  2. the Algonquian language of the Nanticoke.

  1. a member of a group of people of southern Delaware with mixed white, Black, and Indigenous ancestry.

Origin of Nanticoke

First recorded in 1640–50; from Nanticoke (an Eastern Algonquian language), the name of a place once inhabited by the tribe

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Other definitions for Nanticoke (2 of 2)

[ nan-ti-kohk or, for 1, -koh ]

  1. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Erie.

  2. a city in E Pennsylvania. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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