Definition of Nottoway in US English:

Nottoway

(also Nottaway)

adjective

historical
  • 1Of, relating to, or designating a North American Indian people formerly inhabiting the area on the banks of the Nottoway River in southern Virginia.

  • 2Of or designating the Northern Iroquoian language formerly spoken by the Nottoway people.

noun

historical
  • The Northern Iroquoian language formerly spoken by the Nottoway people.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From Virginia Algonquian, ultimately from Proto-Algonquian *na·towe·wa Northern Iroquoian (apparently related to *-a·towe·- to speak a foreign language); compare Miami–Illinois naatowia Huron, Wyandot, (later) Iroquois, Ojibwa na·towe· Wyandot, Iroquois, Menominee na:tawɛw Iroquois, Cree na:towe:w Iroquois.

Pronunciation

Nottoway

/ˈnɒtəweɪ/