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also Mas·sa·chu·set  (măs′ə-cho͞o′sĭt, -zĭt)
n. pl. Massachusett or Mas·sa·chu·setts also Massachuset or Mas·sa·chu·sets
1. A member of a Native American people formerly located along Massachusetts Bay from Plymouth north to Salem. Reduced by epidemics, the Massachusett ceased to exist as a people during the 1600s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Massachusett.

[From the Massachusett name of Great Blue Hill south of Boston.]
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(ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪt) or


npl -sets, -set or -setts
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living around Massachusetts Bay
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
[probably from Algonquian, literally: at the big hill]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Massachuset - the Algonquian language of the MassachusetMassachuset - the Algonquian language of the Massachuset
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
2.Massachuset - a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived around Massachusetts Bay
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
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As Nicholas Negroponte, head of Massachuset Institute of Technology's Media Lab and author of the bestselling "Being Digital," explains, "The same technology that allows people to be at a distance will allow them to be more entrepreneurial in the digital world and perhaps work for themselves."
The first concerns the overwhelming impact that English colonial expansion and subsequent economic development had on the ecology of the New England Indians: Massachuset, Mohegan, Quirip, Tunxis, and Narraganset, among others.
They included on the coast from Virginia to New York, the DELAWARE ; in New England,the MASSACHUSET,WAMPANOAG,PEQUOT,NARRAGANSETT,MAHICAN,and MOHEGAN ; farther west,the Algonquin of Canada--the tribe from which the whole group derived its name--the SHAWNEE,POTAWATOMI,SAUK and FOX, OJIBWAY (or Chippewa),and OTTAWA .
The original 172 titles in the collection are augmented by others including Micmac, the Eliot bible in Massachuset, the Franciscan dictionary of Navajo, Cree, Roger William's Key to Narraganset, and Seneca.
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