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Mahican

[muh-hee-kuh n] /məˈhi kən/
noun, plural Mahicans (especially collectively) Mahican.
1.
a tribe or confederacy of Algonquian-speaking North American Indians, centralized formerly in the upper Hudson valley.
2.
a member of this tribe or confederacy.
Also, Mohican.
Origin of Mahican
1605-1615
1605-15; < the Mahican name for themselves: literally, person (people) of the tidal estuary (cognate with Munsee Delaware ma·hí·kan; compare -a·hi·kan in kihta·hí·kan ocean, with kiht- great)
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  • The Mahican Village at the mouth of the creek was called Nappechemak.

    The Hudson Wallace Bruce
  • An old Mahican settlement known as Potick was located a little back from the river.

    The Hudson Wallace Bruce
British Dictionary definitions for Mahican

Mahican

/məˈhiːkən/
noun (pl) -cans, -can
1.
a variant of Mohican
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