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Powhatan
The Powhatan (also spelled Powatan and Powhaten) is a Native American confederation of tribes in Virginia. It may also refer to the leader of those tribes, commonly referred to as Chief Powhatan. It is estimated that there were about 14,000–21,000 Powhatan people in eastern Virginia when the English settled Jamestown in 1607. They were also known as Virginia Algonquians, as they spoke an eastern-Algonquian language known as Powhatan or Virginia Algonquian.

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Powhatan

Noun
1. Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618)
(synonym) Wahunsonacock
(hypernym) Indian chief, Indian chieftain
2. a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia
(hypernym) Algonquian, Algonquin
(hyponym) Pocahontas, Matoaka, Rebecca Rolfe
3. the Algonquian language of the Powhatan people
(hypernym) Algonquian, Algonquin, Algonquian language



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