Ahousaht

noun

Ahou·​saht
ə-ˈhau̇-ˌsät
plural Ahousaht or Ahousahts
1
: a Nootka people of Vancouver Island
2
: a member of the Ahousaht people

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ahousaht was in 1803

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“Ahousaht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ahousaht. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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