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Seminole

[ sem-uh-nohl ]
/ ˈsɛm əˌnoʊl /
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noun, plural Sem·i·noles, (especially collectively) Sem·i·nole.
a member of any of several groupings of North American Indians comprising emigrants from the Creek Confederacy territories to Florida or their descendants in Florida and Oklahoma, especially the culturally conservative present-day Florida Indians.
either of the Muskogean languages spoken by the Seminoles, comprising Mikasuki and the Florida or Seminole dialect of Creek.
adjective
of or relating to the Seminoles or their languages.
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Origin of Seminole

First recorded in 1760–70; earlier Seminolie, from Creek simanó·li “wild, runaway,” alteration of earlier and dialectal simaló·ni, from Colonial Spanish cimarrón; see maroon2
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British Dictionary definitions for Seminole

Seminole
/ (ˈsɛmɪˌnəʊl) /

noun
plural -noles or -nole a member of a North American Indian people consisting of Creeks who moved into Florida in the 18th century
the language of this people, belonging to the Muskhogean family

Word Origin for Seminole

from Creek simanó-li fugitive, from American Spanish cimarrón runaway
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