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Wampanoag

[wahm-puh-noh-ag]
noun, plural Wam·pa·no·ags, (especially collectively) Wam·pa·no·ag.
  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.
  2. the Eastern Algonquian speech of the Wampanoag people, a dialect of Massachusett.
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Origin of Wampanoag

1670–80, Americanism; < Narragansett, equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *wa·pan(w)- dawn + -o·w- person of + *-aki plural suffix, i.e., easterners
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  • I will not surrender a Wampanoag, nor the paring of a Wampanoag's nail.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • But the great Wampanoag chief was not a man to yield to adversity.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • She, like the groom's mother, probably belonged to the Wampanoag tribe.

  • But a Narragansett, or a Wampanoag, is a man; he scorns to lurk in the darkness.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Thou art a Wampanoag, and dost know that the hunting-grounds of thy tribe have been held sacred by my people.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish

    James Fenimore Cooper