Kalapooia

noun
Kal·​a·​poo·​ia
variants: or Kalapuya or less commonly Calapooya or Calapuya \ ˌkaləˈpüyə \
plural Kalapooia or Kalapooias or Kalapuya or Kalapuyas

Definition of Kalapooia

1a : an Indian people of the Willamette basin, Oregon
b : a member of such people
2a : 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 26 Feb. 2021.

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