Kwakiutl

noun

Kwa·​ki·​utl ˌkwä-kē-ˈyü-tᵊl How to pronounce Kwakiutl (audio)
ˌkwä-ˈkyü-
plural Kwakiutl
1
: a member of an American Indian people of the Canadian Pacific coast
2
: the language of the Kwakiutl people

Word History

Etymology

Kwakiutl kʷágut, kʷáguʔt, a Kwakiutl tribe

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kwakiutl was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Kwakiutl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kwakiutl. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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