Kootenai

noun Koo·te·nai \ˈkü-tə-ˌnā, -ˌnē\

Definition of Kootenai

plural

Kootenai

or

Kootenais

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of the Rocky Mountains in both the United States and Canada

  2. 2 :  the language of the Kootenai people

Variants of kootenai

or

\ˈkü-tə-ˌnā, -ˌnē\

Origin and Etymology of kootenai

ultimately from Kootenai ktunaxa, a self-designation of some Canadian Kootenai


First Known Use: 1801


Kootenai

geographical name Koo·te·nai \ˈkü-tə-ˌnā, -tə-nē\

Definition of Kootenai

  1. river 407 miles (655 kilometers) SW Canada & NW United States in British Columbia, Montana, & Idaho flowing through Kootenay Lake (65 miles or 104 kilometers long, in British Columbia) into Columbia River

Variants of kootenai

or in Canada

Kootenay

play \ˈkü-tə-ˌnā, -tə-nē\

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