Atakapa

noun Ata·ka·pa \əˈtakəpə, -äk-, -ˌpä,-ˌpȯ\
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Attacapa

\əˈtakəpə, -äk-, -ˌpä,-ˌpȯ\

Definition of Atakapa

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Atakapa

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Atakapas

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Attacapa

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Attacapas

  1. 1a :  an Indian people of the Gulf coast of Louisiana and Texas b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the language of the Atakapa people

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Origin and Etymology of atakapa

French Atac-Apa, from Choctaw hatak-apa cannibal, from hatak man + apa eats


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