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(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."
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)
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.