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As·sin·i·boinalso As·sin·i·boine (ə-sĭn′ə-boin′)
n. pl. Assiniboin or As·sin·i·boins also Assiniboine or As·sin·i·boines
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting southern Manitoba, now located in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The Assiniboin became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating to the northern Great Plains in the 18th century.
2. The Siouan language of the Assiniboin. In both senses also called Nakota. See Usage Note at Nakota.
[French Assiniboine, of Ojibwa origin.]
A mountain, 3,618 m (11,870 ft) high, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains on the Alberta-British Columbia border near Banff.
(Placename) a river in W Canada, rising in E Saskatchewan and flowing southeast and east to the Red River at Winnipeg. Length: over 860 km (500 miles)
npl -boine or -boines
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people living in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana; one of the Sioux peoples
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
n., pl. -boines, (esp. collectively) -boine.
a. a member of a Plains Indian people living mainly between the middle Missouri and Saskatchewan rivers in the early 19th century: later confined to reserves in Montana and Alberta.
b. the dialect of Dakota spoken by the Assiniboine.
2. a river in S Canada, flowing S and E from SE Saskatchewan into the Red River in S Manitoba. 450 mi. (725 km) long.