Atakapa

noun

Ata·​ka·​pa
variants or Attacapa
əˈtakəpə,
-äk-,
-ˌpä,
-ˌpȯ
plural Atakapa or Atakapas or Attacapa or Attacapas
1
a
: an Indian people of the Gulf coast of Louisiana and Texas
b
: a member of such people
2
: the language of the Atakapa people

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Atakapa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atakapa. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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