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Chip·pe·wa

 (chĭp′ə-wô′, -wä′, -wā′, -wə)
n. pl. Chippewa or Chip·pe·was
See Ojibwa.

Chippewa

(ˈtʃɪpɪˌwɑː) or

Chippeway

n, pl -was, -wa, -ways or -way
1. (Peoples) another name for Ojibwa
2. (Languages) another name for Ojibwa

Chip•pe•wa

(ˈtʃɪp əˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ, -wə)

n., pl. -was, (esp. collectively) -wa.
the Ojibwa, esp. Ojibwas of the U.S.
[1665–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chippewa - a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake SuperiorChippewa - a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior
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
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
2.Chippewa - the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa
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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