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Wampanoag

[wahm-puh-noh-ag] /ˌwɑm pəˈnoʊ æg/
noun, plural Wampanoags (especially collectively) Wampanoag.
1.
a member of a once-powerful North American Indian people who inhabited the area east of Narragansett Bay from Rhode Island to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket at the time of the Pilgrim settlement.
2.
the Eastern Algonquian speech of the Wampanoag people, a dialect of Massachusett.
Origin of Wampanoag
1670-1680
1670-80, Americanism; < Narragansett, equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *wa·pan(w)- dawn + -o·w- person of + *-aki plural suffix, i.e., easterners
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