werowance


werowance
wer·o·wance

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  • werowance — noun A chief of an American Indian tribe in colonial Virginia and Maryland. they stirred not from vs, but walked vp and downe, by and amongst vs, the best of them inquiring for our Weroance or king, with whom they would gladly consult to know the …   Wiktionary

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