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SQUAW

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 747 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SQUAW, the anglicized word for woman among the North American Indians; the Massachusetts Indian form is squa or schqua, the Narraganset squdwo, the Cree eskwuo, Delaware ochqueu, khqueu, &c. It is also used in composition with names of animals to denote the female.
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