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Wampanoag

[ wahm-puh-nawg, wahm-puh-noh-ag ]
/ ˌwɑm pəˈnɔg, ˌwɑm pəˈnoʊ æg /
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noun, plural Wam·pa·no·ags, (especially collectively) Wam·pa·no·ag for 1.
a member of a once-powerful North American Indian people who inhabited the area east of Narragansett Bay from Rhode Island to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket at the time of the Pilgrim settlement.
the Eastern Algonquian speech of the Wampanoag people, a dialect of Massachusett.
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Origin of Wampanoag

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80, from Narragansett (spoken in Rhode Island, west of the Wampanoag); literally “those of the east; easterners,” equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *wa·pan(w)- “dawn” + -o·w- “person of” + *-aki plural suffix

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