Mohegan

[məʊ'hi:g(ə)n]
(also Mohican)
noun (plural same or Mohegans)
1》 a member of an American Indian people formerly inhabiting western parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts. Compare with Mahican.
2》 the extinct Algonquian language of the Mohegan.
adjective relating to the Mohegan or their language.
Origin
from Mohegan, lit. 'people of the tidal waters'.

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  • Mohegan — [mō hē′gən] n. pl. Mohegans or Mohegan [earlier Monahegan < Massachusett, a local place name] a member of a North American Indian people that lived in Connecticut, along the Thames River, and spoke an Algonquian language adj. of the Mohegans… …   English World dictionary

  • Mohegan — Mohegan, Indianerstamm, s. Mohikaner …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mohegan — Wohngebiet der Mohegan und benachbarter Stämme um 1600 Die Mohegan (Eigenbezeichnung Mu he con neok Menschen aus der Gegend, wo die Wasser nie still stehen) gehören zur Algonkin Sprachgruppe (Sprachfamilie: Algisch), die einen Pequot Dialekt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mohegan — The Mohegan tribe is an Algonquian speaking tribe that lives in eastern upper Thames valley Connecticut. Mohegan history, Encyclopædia Britannica , 2007, webpage: [http://p2.www.britannica.com/eb/article 9053198/Mohegan EB Mohegan] .] The Mohegan …   Wikipedia

  • Mohegan — Los Mohegan son una tribu de lengua Algonquina que vive en el este de Connecticut, y que formó una única entidad político social con los Pequot hasta 1637. Aunque su nombre es similar, los Mohegan no tienen que ver con los Mahican, tribu de los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mohegan — /moh hee geuhn/, n., pl. Mohegans, (esp. collectively) Mohegan. a member of a group of Pequot Indians that broke with the Pequot and then fought against them in the Pequot War. * * * Algonquian speaking North American Indian people who once… …   Universalium

  • Mohegan — La tribu Mohegan est une tribu appartenant à la famille linguistique des langues algonquiennes qui vivait dans la partie orientale de la haute vallée de la Thames dans le Connecticut au nord est des États Unis[1]. La tribu était à l origine liée… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mohegan — Pueblo indígena de América del Norte de lengua algonquina que alguna vez habitó la zona sudeste de Connecticut, EE.UU. Posteriormente se apropiaron de territorios de otras tribus en Massachusetts y Rhode Island. Su economía se basaba en el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mohegan — /moʊˈhigən/ (say moh heeguhn) noun 1. a Native American people of Algonquian linguistic stock, living chiefly along the Thames River, Connecticut, in the 17th century. 2. (plural Mohegan or Mohegans) a member of this people. 3. the extinct… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mohegan — or Mohican noun (plural Mohegan or Mohegans or Mohican or Mohicans) Etymology: of southern New England Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett Monahiganeuck Mohegans Date: 1660 a member of an American Indian people of southeastern Connecticut …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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