Atakapa

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

Definition of Atakapa

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

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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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