Definition of Meskwaki in English:

Meskwaki

(also Mesquakie)

noun

  • 1A member of a North American Indian people formerly inhabiting parts of southern Michigan, southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and eastern Iowa, and now living in central Iowa.

  • 2The Algonquian language of this people.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Meskwaki or their language.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From Meskwaki meškwahki:ha, self-designation (lit. ‘red earth (person)’).

Pronunciation

Meskwaki

/ˌmɛskwəˈkiː//mɛsˈkwɑːki//mɛsˈkwaki/