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Bi·lox·i 1

 (bə-lŭk′sē, -lŏk′-)
n. pl. Biloxi or Bi·lox·is
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting territory around Biloxi Bay in southeast Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico.
2. The extinct Siouan language of the Biloxi.

[Alteration of Biloxi taneks anya, first people.]

Bi·lox·i 2

 (bə-lŭk′sē, -lŏk′-)
A city of southeast Mississippi on a peninsula between Biloxi Bay and Mississippi Sound on the Gulf of Mexico. Settled by the French in 1699, Biloxi is a resort with many casinos. In 2005, the city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
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Bi•lox•i

(bɪˈlɒk si; locally -ˈlʌk-)

n.
a city in SE Mississippi, on the Gulf of Mexico. 49,311.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Biloxi - a member of the Siouan people of southeastern Mississippi
Siouan, Sioux - a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains
2.Biloxi - an old town in southern Mississippi on the Gulf of MexicoBiloxi - an old town in southern Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico
Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS - a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
3.Biloxi - the Siouan language spoken by the Biloxi
Siouan language, Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
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(52) Over time, Chief Bowles's people were joined by other displaced Cherokee bands, and they linked up with other refugee Indians to form a "loose confederacy"; these Indians included the Biloxis, Shawnees, Delawares, Kickapoos, Choctaws, Alabamas, and Coushattas.