Wai·​il·​at·​pu·​an | \ (¦)wī¦ilət¦püən \
variants: or Wailatpuan \ ¦wīlə-​ \
plural Waiilatpuan or Waiilatpuans or Wailatpuan or Wailatpuans

Definition of Waiilatpuan

1a : an American Indian people of northern Oregon comprising the Cayuse and the Molala
b : a member of such people
2 : a language family consisting of the languages of the Cayuse and the Molala peoples

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History and Etymology for Waiilatpuan

Cayuse Wayúletpu Cayuse men + English -an

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“Waiilatpuan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Waiilatpuan. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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