Lenape

Lenape

[len-uh-pee, luh-nah-pee]
noun, plural Lenapes (especially collectively) Lenape.
Delaware ( defs 5, 6 ).
Also called Lenni Lenape.


Origin:
1720–30, Americanism; < Unami Delaware ləná·p·e (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *elen- ordinary + *-a·pe·w man)

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Lenape
1728, native name for Delaware Indians, said to mean "original people."
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