Definition of Mascouten in English:

Mascouten

(also Maskoutan)

noun

historical
  • 1A member of a North American Indian people inhabiting a region around the south of Lake Michigan, who merged with the Kickapoo at the beginning of the 19th cent.

  • 2The extinct Algonquian language of the Mascouten.

Origin

Late 17th century. From French Mascouten from Ojibwa maškote:nss (person of the) little prairie, diminutive of maškote prairie.

Pronunciation

Mascouten

/məsˈkuːt(ə)n/