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[paw-nee] /pɔˈni/
noun, plural Pawnees (especially collectively) Pawnee for 1.
a member of a confederacy of North American Plains Indians of Caddoan stock formerly located along the Platte River valley, Nebraska, and now living in northern Oklahoma.
the Caddoan language of the Pawnee Indians. Unabridged
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(pl) -nees, -nee. a member of a confederacy of related North American Indian peoples, formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas, now chiefly in Oklahoma
the language of these peoples, belonging to the Caddoan family
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Word Origin and History for Pawnee

Indian tribes of the Caddoan family, formerly inhabiting the plains of Nebraska, 1778, from Canadian French pani, from a Siouan language, e.g. Oto panyi.

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