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Pequot

[pee-kwot] /ˈpi kwɒt/
noun, plural Pequots (especially collectively) Pequot.
1.
a member of a powerful tribe of Algonquian-speaking Indians of Connecticut that was essentially destroyed in the Pequot War.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) Pequttôog (plural), and the cognate in other SE New England languages, e.g., (Dutch spelling) Pequat(s), Pequatoo(s), probably literally, people of the shoals
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Pequot

/ˈpiːkwɒt/
noun
1.
(pl) -quot, -quots. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in S New England
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
Word Origin
probably based on Narraganset paquatanog destroyers
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