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n. pl. Wampanoag or Wam·pa·no·ags
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts, including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, with a present-day population in this same area.
2. The Algonquian language of the Wampanoag, a variety of Massachusett.

[Narragansett, those of the east.]

Wam′pa·no′ag′ adj.
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(ˌwɑm pəˈnoʊ æg)

n., pl. -ags, (esp. collectively) -ag.
1. a member of an American Indian people of SE Massachusetts.
2. the dialect of Massachusett, now extinct, spoken by the Wampanoags.
[1670–80, Amer.; < Narragansett, = Proto-Algonquian *wa·pan(w)- dawn + *-o·w- person of + *-aki pl. suffix, i.e., easterners]
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Noun1.Wampanoag - a member of the Algonquian people of Rhode Island and Massachusetts who greeted the PilgrimsWampanoag - a member of the Algonquian people of Rhode Island and Massachusetts who greeted the Pilgrims
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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For cast member Trujillo, who plays Massasoit, the leader of the Pokanoket tribe, learning the language represented "the first building block (that) allows us to create this world view."
When Plymouth Colony tried three Pokanoket Indians for the murder of John Sassamon, a Christian Indian, the magistrates allowed the jury of twelve Englishmen to consult with six of the "most indifferentest, gravest, and sage Indians" in their deliberations.
The 1621 pact between Massasoit, leader of the Pokanoket near the Plymouth colony, was labelled a treaty at the time.
Ethnicity/race/religious/tribe/occupation/role affiliation (European, Settler, American, Colonists, Explorers, Pilgrims, Puritans; North American, Indian, Native American, Wampanoag, or Pokanoket)
That theory was embossed at Sedgefield on his fencing debut when he jumped relatively fluently before just lacking the pace of Kellystown Lad and Pokanoket.
Winning trainer Donald McCain was denied a double half an hour later in the 2m4f beginners' chase after 6-4 favourite Chamirey could finish only third behind Kellystown Lad and Pokanoket.
Barbara Brown of West Townsend, a Pokanoket Indian whose Native American name is Wamasutta - or Loving Heart - said the Indians and settlers of the Quaboag Plantation had a mixed record of cooperating with one another.
Carole's Legacy was shouldering top weight and sent to the front three out, she dug deep to finish four lengths up on Pokanoket at the line.
By 1616, several subtribes of the Wampanoag (Pokanoket) Nation were living between the present-day borders of eastern Rhode Island and southeastern Maine (Figure 1).
One Friday afternoon, a Pokanoket Indian calling himself Samoset walked up to a Pilgrim and announced, "Welcome, Englishmen!" Hardly the senseless savagery described in such vivid, gory detail by teachers in Dutch schools.
Due to the plagues, the land was sparsely populated, but the entire area was controlled by the Pokanoket Tribe and Federation, led by Chief Massasoit.
Hemingway owned a copy of Washington Irving's Sketchbook and may well have read "Philip of Pokanoket," first published in 1841.