Assiniboin

Assiniboin

[uh-sin-uh-boin]
noun, plural Assiniboins (especially collectively) Assiniboin.
1.
a member of a Siouan people of northeastern Montana and adjacent parts of Canada.
2.
the dialect of Dakota spoken by the Assiniboin Indians.

Origin:
1675–85; < Canadian French Assiniboine < Ojibwa (Saulteaux dial.) assini·-pwa·n literally, stone Sioux (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *aʔsenyi stone + *pwa·θa enemy tribesman)

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