/meuh hee"keuhn/, n., pl. Mahicans, (esp. collectively) Mahican.
1. a tribe or confederacy of Algonquian-speaking North American Indians, centralized formerly in the upper Hudson valley.
2. a member of this tribe or confederacy.
Also, Mohican.
[1605-15; < the Mahican name for themselves: lit., person (people) of the tidal estuary (c. Munsee Delaware ma·hí·kan; cf. -a·hi·kan in kihta·hí·kan ocean, with kiht- great)]

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