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Powhatan

name given to an Algonquian people of Virginia, 1608, originally the name of a village, probably from Algonquian pawat- "falls" + -hanne "river." The name was applied by John Smith to the leader of the village (the father of Pocahontas) and then to the confederation of peoples associated with it.

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Definitions of Powhatan

Powhatan (n.)
Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618);
Synonyms: Wahunsonacock
Powhatan (n.)
a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia;
Powhatan (n.)
the Algonquian language of the Powhatan;
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