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Ma·hi·can(mə-hē′kən) also Mo·hi·can (mō-, mə-)
n. pl. Mahican or Ma·hi·cans also Mohican or Mo·hi·cans
1. A member of a Native American confederacy of subtribes formerly inhabiting the upper Hudson River valley, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
2. The Algonquian language of the Mahican.
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n., pl. -cans, (esp. collectively) -can.
1. a member of an American Indian people who lived in the middle and upper Hudson River valley in the 17th century.
2. the extinct Eastern Algonquian language of the Mahican.
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|Noun||1.||Mahican - a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in the Hudson valley and eastward to the Housatonic|
|2.||Mahican - the Algonquian language spoken by the Mohican|
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