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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.]
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Wam•pa•no•ag(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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