Definition of Lenni Lenape in English:

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Lenni Lenape

Pronunciation: /ˈlenē ˈlenəpē/ Pronunciation: /ləˈnäpē/

Entry from US English dictionary


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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Len·ni Len·a·pe

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