Definition of Lenni Lenape in English:

Lenni Lenape

Syllabification: Len·ni Len·a·pe
Pronunciation: /ˈlenē ˈlenəpē, ləˈnäpē
 
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noun

  • 1A group of North American Indian peoples who formerly occupied the Delaware and Hudson River valleys, with existing populations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Ontario.
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    • The mask appearing on the flag of the Lenni Lenape is divided vertically into black and red halves.
    • The contributions of the Lenni Lenape are documented and memorialized here at the Museum.
    • The native Lenni Lenapes were a peaceful tribe with no centralized governing structure.
  • 1.1A member of one of the Delaware peoples.
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    • Most of the Lenni Lenapes are now living in Oklahoma.
    • There is no reliable written record of Lenni Lenapes marrying or living with the people who eventually settled in the mountains and became known locally as a distinct group.
  • 2The Eastern Algonquian language spoken by any of the Delaware peoples.

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