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Definition 1: the Algonquian language of the Powhatan - [noun denoting communication]

(powhatan is a kind of ...) family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains

Definition 2: a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia - [noun denoting person]

(powhatan is a kind of ...) a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast

(... is an instance of powhatan) a Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)

Definition 3: Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for powhatan in the sense of this definition

(powhatan is an instance of ...) a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast

(powhatan is an instance of ...) the leader of a group of Native Americans

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