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also Wy·an·dotte  (wī′ən-dŏt′)
n. pl. Wyandot or Wy·an·dots also Wyandotte or Wy·an·dottes
1. A member of a Native American people formed of groups displaced by the destruction of the Huron confederacy in the mid-1600s, formerly located in Ohio and the upper Midwest and now living primarily in northeast Oklahoma.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Wyandot.

[Wyandot wãdát, ethnic self-designation.]


(ˈwaɪ ənˌdɒt)

n., pl. -dots, (esp. collectively) -dot.
1. a member of an American Indian tribe formed from dispersed elements of the Hurons and closely related peoples in the mid-17th century.
2. the extinct Iroquoian language of the Wyandots, descended in part from Huron.
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Steckley has nonetheless provided both a wealth of information on the Wyandot people and language (including three valuable appendices with English translations of Wyandot documents).
His parents were Mohawk, and their home was Canajoharie, located in the Mohawk Valley in what today is New York State, but they often travelled into the territory of the Wyandot people to hunt, and that is where their son was born.