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1A group of North American Indian peoples who formerly occupied the Delaware and Hudson River valleys, with existing populations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Ontario.
- ‘The contributions of the Lenni Lenape are documented and memorialized here at the Museum.’
- ‘The native Lenni Lenapes were a peaceful tribe with no centralized governing structure.’
- ‘The Lenni Lenape were gentle, peace-loving people who lived in small, unfortified villages.’
- ‘In the fall the Lenni Lenape would migrate back to their settlements to harvest their gardens and prepare for winter.’
- ‘The mask appearing on the flag of the Lenni Lenape is divided vertically into black and red halves.’
- 1.1A member of one of the Delaware peoples.
- ‘Most of the Lenni Lenapes are now living in Oklahoma.’
- ‘There is no reliable written record of Lenni Lenapes marrying or living with the people who eventually settled in the mountains and became known locally as a distinct group.’
2The Eastern Algonquian language spoken by any of the Delaware peoples.
Lenni Lenape/ˈlenē ˈlenəpē//ləˈnäpē/
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