Definition of Assiniboin in English:

Assiniboin

Syllabification: As·sin·i·boin
Pronunciation: /əˈsinəˌboin/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Assiniboine)

noun (plural same or Assiniboins)

  • 1A member of an American Indian people formerly living in southern Manitoba, but now living in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
  • 2The Siouan language of the Assiniboin.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Assiniboin or their language.

Origin

late 17th century: from Canadian French, from Ojibwa assini:pwa:n 'stone Sioux', from assin 'stone' + pwa:n 'Sioux'.

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