Kwakiutl

noun
Kwa·​ki·​utl | \ ˌkwä-kē-ˈyü-tᵊl How to pronounce Kwakiutl (audio) , ˌkwä-ˈkyü- \
plural Kwakiutl

Definition of Kwakiutl

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the Canadian Pacific coast
2 : the language of the Kwakiutl people

First Known Use of Kwakiutl

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Kwakiutl

Kwakiutl kʷágut, kʷáguʔt, a Kwakiutl tribe

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The first known use of Kwakiutl was in 1848

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“Kwakiutl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kwakiutl. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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