Ahantchuyuk

noun

Ahantch·​u·​yuk
ə-ˈhän-chə-ˌyu̇k
plural Ahantchuyuk or Ahantchuyuks
1
a
: a Kalapooian people of the Pudding river valley, Oregon
b
: a member of such people
2
: the language of the Ahantchuyuk people

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ahantchuyuk was in 1878

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“Ahantchuyuk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ahantchuyuk. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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