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Wakashan

[wah-kash-uh n, waw-kuh-shan] /wɑˈkæʃ ən, ˈwɔ kəˌʃæn/
noun
1.
a family of American Indian languages spoken in British Columbia and Washington and including especially Kwakiutl and Nootka.
Origin
1895
1895; coined by J.W. Powell from Wakash, used as the name of a Nootka subgroup but originally a misapplication of Nootka wa·ka·š bravo!; see -an
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Wakashan

/wɑːˈkæʃən; ˈwɔːkəˌʃɑːn/
noun
1.
a family of North American Indian languages of British Columbia and Washington, including Kwakiutl and Nootka
2.
a speaker of any of these languages
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