Haida

noun
Hai·​da | \ ˈhī-də How to pronounce Haida (audio) \
plural Haida or Haidas

Definition of Haida

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, and Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
2 : the language of the Haida people

First Known Use of Haida

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Haida

Haida (northern dialect) ḥà·t̓e·, ḥà·de·, a self-designation

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“Haida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haida. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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