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Pow·ha·tan 1

 (pou′ə-tăn′, pou-hăt′n) Originally Wahunsonacock. 1550?-1618.
Algonquian leader who founded the Powhatan confederacy and maintained peaceful relations with English colonists after the marriage of his daughter Pocahontas to John Rolfe (1614).

Pow·ha·tan 2

 (pou′ə-tăn′, pou-hăt′n)
n. pl. Powhatan or Pow·ha·tans
1. A member of a confederacy of Native American peoples of eastern Virginia in the 1500s and 1600s, with present-day populations in the same area and in New Jersey.
2. The Algonquian language of the Powhatan, a dialect of Virginia Algonquian.

[After Powhatan.]

Powhatan

(ˌpaʊhəˈtæn; paʊˈhætən)
n
(Biography) American Indian name Wahunsonacock. died 1618, American Indian chief of a confederacy of tribes; father of Pocahontas

Pow•ha•tan

(ˈpaʊ əˌtæn, ˈpaʊˌhæt n)

n.
c1550–1618, North American Indian chief in Virginia, father of Pocahontas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Powhatan - Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern VirginiaPowhatan - Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618)
2.Powhatan - a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
3.Powhatan - the Algonquian language of the Powhatan
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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