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Wakashan

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noun Wa·kash·an \wȯ-ˈka-shən, ˈwȯ-ˌ\

Definition of Wakashan

  1. :  a family of American Indian languages spoken in coastal areas of British Columbia and northwest Washington



Origin and Etymology of wakashan

Nootka wa·ka·š, interjection used as a shout of approval


First Known Use: circa 1895


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