Definition of Osage in English:
noun (plural same or Osages)
1A member of an American Indian people formerly inhabiting the Osage River valley in Missouri.
- Above all, it would be the increasingly powerful Osages living to the west of the new city that determined the success of this enterprise.
- There are also Indians from other tribes who have moved into Tahlequah: Creeks, Kiowas, Osages, and even Navajos.
- Another wealthy tribe, the 16,000-strong Osage in Oklahoma, owns the rights to one of the richest oil and gas fields in the state.
2The Siouan language of the Osage.
- Currently, about twenty tribal members out of eighteen thousand can speak Osage fluently.
- If you speak Osage, you can understand after a little while, Ponca.
- Osage is a Siouan language of the Southern Plains. Only a handful of elders still speak the Osage language today, but some young people are trying to learn.
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Relating to the Osage or their language.
- The name comes from the Osage Indians of that region, who, like other Native Americans, valued the tree for its wood.
- The Osage Indians of Missouri made a bread called ‘stanic’ from the pulp of the persimmon and ground corn.
- In this remark, we hear a surviving fragment of this very ‘thunder power,’ handed down from an Osage ancestor.
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