Kalapooia

noun

Kal·​a·​poo·​ia
variants or Kalapuya or less commonly Calapooya or Calapuya
ˌkaləˈpüyə
plural Kalapooia or Kalapooias or Kalapuya or Kalapuyas
1
a
: an Indian people of the Willamette basin, Oregon
b
: a member of such people
2
a
: a language family of Oregon including Kalapooia and Yoncalla
b
: a language of the Kalapooia family formerly spoken in the Willamette basin, Oregon

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“Kalapooia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kalapooia. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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