Ottawa

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Said to be from Ojibwe odaawaa (traders).

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Ottawa

  1. An Algonquian people closely related to the Ojibwe; also spelt Ottowa.
  2. The Ottawa dialect of Ojibwe; also spelt Odawa or Odaawaa.
  3. The capital of Canada, located in the province of Ontario.
  4. (by synecdoche) The government of Canada.
    • 2005, "Ottawa, carmakers reach Kyoto deal", CBC News, 5 April 2005:
      New vehicles will cut emissions by 5.3 megatonnes by 2010 as part of Ottawa's plans to meet Canada's Kyoto targets.
    • 2006, "Literacy groups demand $17M back from Ottawa", CBC News, 4 October 2006:
      Literacy groups across the country demanded Wednesday that Ottawa put back the $17.7 million it cut from adult literacy programs last week.
    • 2008, "Ottawa boosting aid to Afghanistan by $550 million", CBC News, 10 June 2008:
      Ottawa announced the mission in Afghanistan will have a greater focus on reconstruction, development and security training, with an increase in aid of more than a half a billion dollars.
  5. A river flowing SE between Ontario and Quebec into the St. Lawrence River.
  6. A city in Illinois.
  7. A town in Ohio.

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Ottawa (plural Ottawas)

  1. A member of the Ottawa people.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Ottawa, ultimately from Ojibwe odaawaa (traders)

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Ottawa

  1. Ottawa (capital city of Canada)

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Ottawa f

  1. Alternative form of Otava.