lenni-lenape \len`ni-len*a"pe\ (l&ebreve;n`n&ibreve;-l&ebreve;n*?"p&asl;), n. pl. (ethnol.) a general name for a group of algonquin tribes which formerly occupied the coast region of north america from connecticut to virginia. they included the mohicans, delawares, shawnees, and several other tribes.
The Lenape are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government. They are also called Delaware Indians and their historical territory was along the Delaware River watershed, western Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley.