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CHIPPEWA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Chippewa mean? 

CHIPPEWA (noun)
  The noun CHIPPEWA has 2 senses:

1. a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior
2. the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa

  Familiarity information: CHIPPEWA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHIPPEWA (noun)


Sense 1Chippewa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Chippewa; Ojibwa; Ojibway

Hypernyms ("Chippewa" is a kind of...):

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)

Buffalo Indian; Plains Indian (a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America)


Sense 2Chippewa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Chippewa; Ojibwa; Ojibway

Hypernyms ("Chippewa" is a kind of...):

Algonquian; Algonquian language; Algonquin (family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains)


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