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n. pl. Pawnee or Paw·nees
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the Platte River valley in south-central Nebraska and northern Kansas, with a present-day population in north-central Oklahoma. The Pawnee comprised a confederation of four relatively independent tribes living in permanent villages.
2. The Caddoan language of the Pawnee.
[North American French Pani, of Illinois origin, ultimately of Siouan origin.]
npl -nees or -nee
1. (Peoples) a member of a confederacy of related North American Indian peoples, formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas, now chiefly in Oklahoma
2. (Languages) the language of these peoples, belonging to the Caddoan family
n., pl. -nees, (esp. collectively) -nee.
1. a member of an American Indian people living along the Platte River and its tributaries in Nebraska during the first half of the 19th century: confined to a reservation in the Indian Territory in 1874–75.
2. the Caddoan language of the Pawnees, closely related to Arikara.
|Noun||1.||Pawnee - a member of the Pawnee nation formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas but now largely in Oklahoma|
Caddo - a group of Plains Indians formerly living in what is now North and South Dakota and Nebraska and Kansas and Arkansas and Louisiana and Oklahoma and Texas
|2.||Pawnee - the Caddoan language spoken by the Pawnee|