Ahantch·​u·​yuk | \ ə-ˈhän-chə-ˌyu̇k \
plural Ahantchuyuk or Ahantchuyuks

Definition of Ahantchuyuk

1a : a Kalapooian people of the Pudding river valley, Oregon
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Ahantchuyuk people

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First Known Use of Ahantchuyuk

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Ahantchuyuk

borrowed from Central Kalapuyan anhánč́iyukʰ, allegedly, “the ones belonging behind, away”

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“Ahantchuyuk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ahantchuyuk. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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