Nootka

noun
Noot·​ka | \ ˈnu̇t-kə How to pronounce Nootka (audio) \
plural Nootka or Nootkas

Definition of Nootka

1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples inhabiting the west coast of Vancouver Island
2 : the Wakashan language of the Nootka people

First Known Use of Nootka

circa 1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nootka

Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island

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The first known use of Nootka was circa 1789

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“Nootka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nootka. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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