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n. pl. Nanticoke or Nan·ti·cokes
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting Delaware and eastern Maryland between Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coast.
2. The Algonquian language of the Nanticoke.
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(ˈnæn tɪˌkoʊk)

n., pl. -cokes, (esp. collectively) -coke.
1. a member of an American Indian people who lived in the central Delmarva Peninsula in the 17th century.
2. the extinct Eastern Algonquian language of the Nanticokes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nanticoke - a member of the Algonquian people formerly of Maryland and eastern Delaware
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
2.Nanticoke - the Algonquian language spoken by the Nanticoke and Conoy
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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