noun \ˈkü-tə-ˌnā, -ˌnē\
plural Koo·te·nai or Koo·te·nais

Definition of KOOTENAI

:  a member of an American Indian people of the Rocky Mountains in both the United States and Canada
:  the language of the Kootenai people

Variants of KOOTENAI

Koo·te·nai or Ku·te·nai \ˈkü-tə-ˌnā, -ˌnē\

Origin of KOOTENAI

ultimately from Kootenai ktunaxa, a self-designation of some Canadian Kootenai
First Known Use: 1801


geographical name \ˈkü-tə-ˌnā, -tə-nē\

Definition of KOOTENAI

river 407 miles (655 kilometers) SW Canada & NW United States in British Columbia, Montana, & Idaho flowing through Kootenay Lake (65 miles or 104 kilometers long, in British Columbia) into Columbia River

Variants of KOOTENAI

Koo·te·nai or in Canada Koo·te·nay \ˈkü-tə-ˌnā, -tə-nē\


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