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n. pl. Shawnee or Shaw·nees
1. A Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of the Cumberland and central Ohio Valleys, with present-day populations in Oklahoma. The Shawnee figured prominently in the resistance to white settlement of the Ohio Valley in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Shawnee.
[Back-formation from obsolete Shawnese, from Shawnee shaawanooki, those of the south, Shawnee.]