Makah

noun
Ma·​kah | \ ˈmä-(ˌ)kä How to pronounce Makah (audio) \
plural Makah or Makahs

Definition of Makah

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the Pacific Northwest
2 : the Wakashan language of the Makah people

First Known Use of Makah

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Makah

Clallam (Salishan language of the northern Olympic Peninsula) màq̓áʔa

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“Makah.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Makah. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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