Etymology
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Pawnee

Native American tribes of the Caddoan family, formerly inhabiting the plains of Nebraska, 1778, from Canadian French pani, from a Siouan language, such as Oto panyi. They were removed to Indian Territory in 1876.

updated on March 03, 2020

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Definitions of Pawnee from WordNet

Pawnee (n.)
a member of the Pawnee nation formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas but now largely in Oklahoma;
Pawnee (n.)
the Caddoan language spoken by the Pawnee;
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