Kalapooia

noun Kal·a·poo·ia
variants: or Kalapuya or less commonly Calapooya or Calapuya \ˌkaləˈpüyə\

Definition of Kalapooia

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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