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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wahm-puh-noh-ag]
    • /ˌwɑm pəˈnoʊ æg/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wahm-puh-noh-ag]
    • /ˌwɑm pəˈnoʊ æg/

Definitions of wampanoag word

  • noun plural wampanoag 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. 1
  • noun plural wampanoag the Eastern Algonquian speech of the Wampanoag people, a dialect of Massachusett. 1
  • noun wampanoag a member of a loosely confederated group of Algonquian peoples in SE Massachusetts or their present-day descendants 0
  • noun wampanoag the extinct language of these peoples, comprising several dialects of Massachusett 0
  • noun wampanoag A member of this tribe or nation. 0

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Origin of wampanoag

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
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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wampanoag popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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