Meaning of Wyandot in English:

Wyandot

(also Wyandotte)

noun

  • 1A member of a North American people belonging to the Huron nation and originally of Ontario, now living mainly in Oklahoma and Quebec.

    • ‘Among the tribes represented were Delawares, Iroquois, Wyandots, Miamis, Ottawas, Pottawattamies, Creeks, Sac and Fox, Choctaw.’
    • ‘An attack on an outlying settlement in January 1791 had prompted more than four years of conflict with the local Delawares and Wyandots.’
    • ‘The chiefs and clan mothers of the Wyandot from Kansas, the Huron Wendat of Wendake, Que., and the Wendats from Michigan, joined the Wyandottes of Oklahoma for a ceremonial canoe trip down the Wye River.’
    • ‘This was the established marriage rule which the whole household of the Wyandots was bound to observe.’
    • ‘The Wyandots believed in a complex world of spirits and paid close attention to individuals' dreams.’
    • ‘While camped along the Missouri River, illness went through the camp and 50 to 100 of the Wyandots died.’
    • ‘Williams is an American who is attempting to convince the Wyandots that the Treaty of Swan Creek was fraudulent.’
    • ‘The Wyandots were removed to Kansas, and twenty years later they were forced to go to Oklahoma.’
    • ‘The Wyandots, living in the Upper Sandusky area, once owned all of the land in the northern half of Ohio.’
    • ‘Finally the British General in Fort Detroit ordered the Wyandots to remove the believers to far northern Ohio.’
    • ‘One of the schools built by the Wyandots was possibly located on Matthew Mudeater's farm.’
    • ‘Following the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Tarh é's Wyandots became firm American allies.’
    • ‘The Wyandots were animists who believed spirits were present in just about everything, animate or inanimate.’
    • ‘For decades the Wyandots fought the white man fiercely in the area in which Wyandot Service Plaza is now located.’
    • ‘Especially were the Ohio tribes solicited and secured; the Shawanees, the Miamis, the Wyandots and the Delawares.’
    • ‘The chiefs and clan mothers of the Wyandot from Kansas, the Huron Wendat of Wendake, Que., and the Wendats from Michigan, joined the Wyandottes of Oklahoma for a ceremonial canoe trip down the Wye River.’
    • ‘The Wyandottes, a tribe in northeast Oklahoma hamstrung by the state's no-casino laws, persuaded the BIA to accept land on its behalf in Kansas, where it plans to open a casino soon.’
  • 2mass noun The extinct Iroquoian language of the Wyandot.

    ‘This is a modern reprint of John Johnston's 1820 vocabulary of Wyandot (Huron), an unfortunately extinct Iroquoian Indian language.’
    ‘These clan names are all expressed in Wyandot, words so long and hard to properly pronounce that they are omitted here.’
  • 3usually WyandotteA domestic chicken of a medium-sized American breed.

    • ‘Six laying hefts follow her everywhere - two each of the Buff Orpington, Silver-laced Wyandotte and White Leghorn breeds.’
    • ‘The Plymouth Rock was developed from Cochin, Dorking, and Malay stock; the Wyandotte, a utility bird, had Cochin, Hamburgh, and Sebright bantam genes.’
    • ‘In September 1945, and a five half month old Wyandotte rooster was pecking through the dust of Fruita, Colorado when its owner decided to prepare him for the pot.’

adjective

  • Relating to the Wyandot people or their language.

    ‘The Wyandot language has no native speakers today, so these vocabulary words come from early 19th-century sources and their pronunciation is uncertain.’
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Origin

Mid 18th century from French Ouendat, from Huron Wendat.

Pronunciation

Wyandot

/ˈwʌɪəndɒt/