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Makah

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noun Ma·kah \ˈmä-(ˌ)kä\

Definition of Makah

plural

Makah

or

Makahs

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of the Pacific Northwest

  2. 2 :  the Wakashan language of the Makah people



Origin and Etymology of makah

Clallam (Salishan language of the northern Olympic Peninsula) màq̓áʔa


First Known Use: 1855


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