Makah

noun
Ma·​kah | \ˈmä-(ˌ)kä \
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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The first known use of Makah was in 1855

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