Kutchin

Kutchin

[kooch-in]
noun, plural Kutchins (especially collectively) Kutchin for 1.
1.
a member of a group of North American Indians who live in the region of the lower Mackenzie River in northwestern Canada and the Yukon and Porcupine rivers of northeastern Alaska.
2.
the Athabaskan language of the Kutchin.

Origin:
1930–35; < Kutchin gwičin people of, dwellers at (the place specified), occurring as the final element in the names of local bands, and misunderstood as a designation for all Kutchin

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