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Assiniboin Syllabification: As·sin·i·boin
Pronunciation: /əˈsinəboin/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Assiniboine)

Definition of Assiniboin in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • A tribe of hunters, the Assiniboins exchanged dried meat for British guns, brass kettles and cloth.
  • The Chippewa forged a new alliance with the Crees and Assiniboins to the north against the Dakota nation.
  • A nomadic tribe, the Assiniboin dwelled in the transportable tipi, easily moved to follow game.
2The Siouan language of the Assiniboin.


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Relating to the Assiniboin or their language.


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

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