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The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is one of 2 Federally-recognized Wampanoag groups. 3,000 Wampanoag live on a 300-acre reservation. Yes, they and other Wampanoags met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock.

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Wampanoag Alive!

The Wampanoag met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. The Wampanoag are still around!

Here are a few Wopanaak (Wampanoag) words:

Water: Nippe (nip- puh)

One: Aquit (a-kit)

Two: Nees (nees)


Words English borrowed from Wampanoag:

Pumpkin: Pôhpukun (ponh-pu-kun) ‘grows forth round’

Moccasin: Mahkus (mah-kus) ‘Covers the whole foot’

Skunk: Sukôk (su-konk) ‘Ejects body fluid’

Moose: M8s (moos) ‘moose’

Powwow: Pawâw (pa-waaw) ‘s/he is healing/heals (someone)’


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