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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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