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Massachusett

[mas-uh-choo-sit] /ˌmæs əˈtʃu sɪt/
noun, plural Massachusetts (especially collectively) Massachusett for 1.
1.
a member of an extinct tribe of North American Indians of eastern Massachusetts.
2.
the extinct Algonquian language of the Massachusett and Wampanoag Indians.
Also, Massachuset, Massachusetts.
Origin of Massachusett
1610-1620
1610-20, Americanism; the Massachusett name of Great Blue Hill south of Boston, literally, at the big hill
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Massachuset

/ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪt/
noun
1.
(pl) -sets, -set, -setts. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living around Massachusetts Bay
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
Word Origin
probably from Algonquian, literally: at the big hill
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