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Ot·ta·wa 1

 (ŏt′ə-wə, -wä′, -wô′)
n. pl. Ottawa or Ot·ta·was
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the northern shore of Lake Huron, with later settlements throughout the upper Great Lakes region. Present-day Ottawa populations are located mainly in southern Ontario, northern Michigan, and Oklahoma.
2. The dialect of Ojibwa spoken by the Ottawa.

[Ojibwa odaawaa.]

Ot·ta·wa 2

 (ŏt′ə-wə)
The capital of Canada, in southeast Ontario at the confluence of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. It was founded as Bytown during the construction of the Rideau Canal and renamed Ottawa in 1855. Queen Victoria chose it as the capital of the Province of Canada in 1857. In 1867 it became the capital of the new Dominion of Canada.
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Ottawa

(ˈɒtəwə)
n
1. (Placename) the capital of Canada, in E Ontario on the Ottawa River: name changed from Bytown to Ottawa in 1854. Pop: 883 391 (2011)
2. (Placename) a river in central Canada, rising in W Quebec and flowing west, then southeast to join the St Lawrence River as its chief tributary at Montreal; forms the border between Quebec and Ontario for most of its length. Length: 1120 km (696 miles)
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Ot•ta•wa

(ˈɒt ə wə)

n., pl. -was, (esp. collectively) -wa.
1. the capital of Canada, in SE Ontario. 313,987.
2. a river in SE Canada, flowing SE into the St. Lawrence at Montreal. 685 mi. (1105 km) long.
3.
a. a member of an American Indian people living on Manitoulin Island and adjacent shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay at time of first contact: later dispersed in large part, and now living also on reserves in lower Michigan and in Oklahoma.
b. the dialect of Ojibwa spoken by the Ottawas.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ottawa - a member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario
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.Ottawa - a river in southeastern Canada that flows along the boundary between Quebec and Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
3.Ottawa - the capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)
Ontario - a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada
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Translations
أوتاوا
Ottawa
Ottawa
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Gradually, as Canada followed the path from colony to nation, relations with foreign countries assumed greater importance, and the dominant role of Ottawa in this emerging field became apparent.
Whatever its recommendations, the report will generate Sturm and Drang around the big health policy questions: the appropriate place, if any, for copayments imposed on patients for health services; the role of Ottawa relative to the provinces in funding and managing health programs; the virtues and deficiencies of the Canada Health Act.