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kachina

noun ka·chi·na \kə-ˈchē-nə\

Definition of KACHINA

1
:  one of the deified ancestral spirits believed among the Hopi and other Pueblo Indians to visit the pueblos at intervals
2
:  one of the elaborately masked kachina impersonators that dance at agricultural ceremonies
3
:  a doll representing a kachina

Variants of KACHINA

ka·chi·na also ka·tchi·na or ka·tci·na \kə-ˈchē-nə\

Illustration of KACHINA

Origin of KACHINA

Hopi qacína
First Known Use: 1888

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