Pequot

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Attested in English since the 1620s/1630s, from Narragansett Pequttôog (people of the shoals) (compare Abenaki pôgwa (shallow, shoal)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Pequot (plural Pequots or Pequot)

  1. A member of a tribe of Native Americans who historically inhabited eastern Connecticut and spoke a variety of Mohegan-Pequot.

Proper noun[edit]

Pequot

  1. This tribe.
  2. The variety of Mohegan-Pequot spoken by this tribe.