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Noun: Powhatan
  1. A member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia
     
  2. Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618)
    - Wahunsonacock
     
  3. The Algonquian language of the Powhatan

Derived forms: Powhatans

Type of: Algonquian, Algonquian language, Algonquin, Indian chief, Indian chieftain

Encyclopedia: Powhatan, VA