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  1. a member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario
    • more generic words: Algonquian / Algonquin = a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada

Phrases with Ottawa

  1. Ottawa Barberry
  2. Neophylax Ottawa
  3. Species Neophylax Ottawa


  1. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It is the second largest city in Ontario and the fourth largest city in the country. The city is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec, located on the north bank of the Ottawa River; together they form the National Capital Region.
  2. Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 18,786. It is the county seat of LaSalle County and it is part of the Ottawa-Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area, which was the 259th-most populous area in the United States in 2007.
  3. Ottawa is a city situated along the Marais des Cygnes River in the central part of Franklin County, located in east-central Kansas, 50 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas, in the central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,649. It is the county seat and most populous city of Franklin County. Ottawa is included in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
  4. Ottawa is a village in and the county seat of Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The population was 4,460 at the 2010 census.
  5. Ottawa is a town in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,758 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Ottawa is located in the town.
  6. Ottawa is a neighborhood in west central Toledo, Ohio, bordered by Secor Road to the west, Dorr Street to the South, and Interstate 75 to the north and east. It derives its name from the Ottawa Indians that settled in the area in the early 18th century, as well as Ottawa Park, a prominent recreational area located within the community.
    • also known as Ottawa, Toledo, Ohio
    • part of Ohio
  7. Ottawa was the name of a former provincial electoral district in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. It was located in the part of Quebec across the Ottawa River from the city of Ottawa, Ontario.
  8. Ottawa is an unincorporated place in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, in the United States. It is...
  9. Ottawa is an unincorporated community in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. Ottawa is located on West Virginia Route 17 7 miles south of Madison. Ottawa has a post office with ZIP code 25149.

There are other places with Ottawa in their name, like Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa University, Ottawa—carleton, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Regional Municipality of Ottawa, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Regional Municipality of Ottawa–carleton.


  1. Ottawa a.k.a. Ottawa Language: Ottawa is a dialect of the Ojibwe language, spoken by the Ottawa people in southern Ontario in Canada, and northern Michigan in the United States. Descendants of migrant Ottawa speakers live in Kansas and Oklahoma. The first recorded meeting of Ottawa speakers and Europeans occurred in 1615 when a party of Ottawas encountered explorer Samuel de Champlain on the north shore of Georgian Bay. Ottawa is written in an alphabetic system using Latin letters, and is known to its speakers as Nishnaabemwin "speaking the native language" or Daawaamwin "speaking Ottawa".
    • also known as Eastern Ojibwa, Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippewa, Odawa, Ottawa dialect
  2. The Ottawa was a tugboat that sank in Lake Superior off the coast of Russell, Bayfield County, Wisconsin. The wreckage site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

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Google previewFrommer's Ottawa (2011)

by James Hale

capital, Ottawa is the hometo embassies and high commissions ;...

Google previewUrban Meltdown (2013)

Cities, Climate Change and Politics-as-Usual by Clive Doucet

Ottawa is a very diaerent place from Cape Breton. It is as if the forest has never abandoned its rightful claim on the land and will soon march down from the hills to re- claim its place by pushing up through the streets and sidewalks of the city ...

Google previewIndigenous Cosmopolitans (2010)

Transnational and Transcultural Indigeneity in the Twenty-first Century by Maximilian Christian Forte

Ottawa is a very big city.

One key finding that has emerged in our fieldwork in Ottawa is the continued importance of Inuit social networks that are...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory (1993)

Approaches, Scholars, Terms by Irene Rima Makaryk

Childs (Ottawa), J. Douglas Clayton (Ottawa), Andrew Donskov (Ottawa), David Dooley (Toronto), Ina ...

Google previewThe Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia (2011)

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Soccer by David Blevins

com; Ottawa ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (A-Z Set) (2012)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Ottawa is one of the largest Frenchspeaking cities in Canada. Over half of the residents speak the language. 1/ Q68 River Black Sea .lstanbul _ _V ,L 1; Eu. people called the Winnebago.

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

Ottawa perhaps the largest lumber trade in the world. The passage of timber over falls and rapids has been greatly facilitated by the construction of dams and slides. Ottawa, city and county-seat of La- salle co., 111. j at the confluence ...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia

by QA International Collectif

Ottawa, gouvernement du Canada. Produits de la ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Farm Implements & Antiques (2004)

by C H Wendel

Porter Ottawa, IL 1905 Carriers Acme Stowell Mfg. & South 1905 Foundry Co. Milwaukee...

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The Ottawa Hospital - American Sign Language

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The Ottawa Hospital now offers sign language on its website. Providing individuals information in ASL and LSQ is one more way that The Ottawa Hospital is inc...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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