Definition of Nootka
plural Nootka or Nootkas
1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples inhabiting the west coast of Vancouver Island
2 : the Wakashan language of the Nootka people
Origin of nootka
Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island
First Known Use: 1796
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