Definition of Chippewa in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪpəwɔː
, -wɑː/

noun (plural same)

chiefly North American
  • another term for Ojibwa. Compare with Chipewyan.
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    • There is no standard spelling in English, and variations include: Ojibwa, Ojibway, Chippewa and Chippeway.
    • The Chippewa and Choctaw tribe member and founder of the ‘Famous Dave's’ family restaurant chain openly shared his struggles with alcoholism and school.
    • Voters also will decide on a Chippewa Indian proposal that would bring a $350-million casino with 2,500 slot machines and 90 table games to the city.


alteration of Ojibwa.

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