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also 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.]

As·sin′i·boin′ adj.


(əˈsɪn əˌbɔɪn)

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.
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The Assiniboins and Blackfeet surely know of the strangers' presence.