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Meaning of Hiawatha

Hi•a•wath•a

Pronunciation: (hī"u-woth'u, -wô'thu, hē"u-), [key]
— n.
  1. the central figure of The Song of Hiawatha (1855), a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: named after a legendary Indian chief, fl. c1570.
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