Kutenai

noun

Ku·​te·​nai

variant spelling of Kootenai

1
plural Kootenai or Kootenais or Kutenai or Kutenais : a member of an Indigenous people of the Rocky Mountains in both the U.S. and Canada

Note: Modern-day members of this tribe live as part of the federally recognized Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation in Montana, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, and the Ktunaxa Nation of southeastern British Columbia.

2
: the language of the Kootenai people

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“Kutenai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kutenai. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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