Definition of Wyandot in English:

Wyandot

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪəndɒt
 
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(also Wyandotte)

noun

1A member of an American Indian community formed by Huron-speaking peoples, originally in Ontario, now living mainly in Oklahoma and Quebec.
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  • Among the tribes represented were Delawares, Iroquois, Wyandots, Miamis, Ottawas, Pottawattamies, Creeks, Sac and Fox, Choctaw.
  • An attack on an outlying settlement in January 1791 had prompted more than four years of conflict with the local Delawares and Wyandots.
  • The chiefs and clan mothers of the Wyandot from Kansas, the Huron Wendat of Wendake, Que., and the Wendats from Michigan, joined the Wyandottes of Oklahoma for a ceremonial canoe trip down the Wye River.
2 [mass noun] The extinct Iroquoian language of the Wyandot.
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  • This is a modern reprint of John Johnston's 1820 vocabulary of Wyandot (Huron), an unfortunately extinct Iroquoian Indian language.
  • These clan names are all expressed in Wyandot, words so long and hard to properly pronounce that they are omitted here.
3 (usually Wyandotte) A domestic chicken of a medium-sized American breed.
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  • Six laying hefts follow her everywhere - two each of the Buff Orpington, Silver-laced Wyandotte and White Leghorn breeds.
  • The Plymouth Rock was developed from Cochin, Dorking, and Malay stock; the Wyandotte, a utility bird, had Cochin, Hamburgh, and Sebright bantam genes.
  • In September 1945, and a five half month old Wyandotte rooster was pecking through the dust of Fruita, Colorado when its owner decided to prepare him for the pot.

adjective

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Relating to the Wyandot people or their language.
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  • The Wyandot language has no native speakers today, so these vocabulary words come from early 19th-century sources and their pronunciation is uncertain.
  • If you need to know a Wyandot word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser, buy a Wyandot dictionary, or visit our main Wyandot language site for more free resources.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French Ouendat, from Huron Wendat.

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