Main definitions of Hiawatha in English

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Hiawatha1

proper noun

  • (fl. c.1570), legendary American Indian chief; the name means “He Makes Rivers.” A member of the Mohawk tribe, he is credited with establishing the Five Nations League, an Iroquois confederacy comprising the Onondaga, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca tribes. His name was used for the hero of Longfellow's narrative poem "The Song of Hiawatha."

Pronunciation:

Hiawatha

/ˌhīəˈwäTHə/

Main definitions of Hiawatha in English

: Hiawatha1Hiawatha2

Hiawatha2

proper noun

  • A fictional Chippewa hero who lived on Lake Superior and who was the hero of a narrative poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called "The Song of Hiawatha" (1855)

Pronunciation:

Hiawatha

/ˌhīəˈwäTHə/