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Narragansett

[nar-uh-gan-sit]
noun, plural Narragansetts (especially collectively) Narragansett.
1.
a member of a North American Indian tribe of the Algonquian family formerly located in Rhode Island but now almost extinct.
2.
an Algonquian language, the language of the Narragansett Indians.
3.
a town in S Rhode Island: includes a resort (Narragansett Pier)
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Narragansett
1622, from southern New England Algonquian Naiaganset "(people) of the small point of land," containing nai- "a point or angle." Originally in reference to the native people, later to the place in Rhode Island.
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