Ahou·​saht | \ ə-ˈhau̇-ˌsät \
plural Ahousaht or Ahousahts

Definition of Ahousaht

1 : a Nootka people of Vancouver Island
2 : a member of the Ahousaht people

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First Known Use of Ahousaht

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Ahousaht

Nootka ʽa·ḥu·sʔatḥ, from ʽa·ḥu·s, inlet of Clayoquot Sound on Vargas Island, British Columbia + -ʔatḥ, element meaning “(those) residing at”

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“Ahousaht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ahousaht. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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