Lamanite

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From Laman +‎ -ite.

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Lamanite ‎(plural Lamanites)

  1. (Mormonism) A member of the group of descendants of Laman who live in the Americas and include the modern-day American Indians.
    • 1830, Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon, translation of original by Mormon, 2 Nephi 5:14:
      And I, Nephi, did take the sword of Laban, and after the manner of it did make many swords, lest by any means the people who were now called Lamanites should come upon us and destroy us; for I knew their hatred towards me and my children and those who were called my people.

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