Wakashan

noun
Wa·​kash·​an | \ wȯ-ˈka-shən How to pronounce Wakashan (audio) , ˈwȯ-ˌka- How to pronounce Wakashan (audio) \

Definition of Wakashan

: a family of American Indian languages spoken in coastal areas of British Columbia and northwest Washington

First Known Use of Wakashan

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wakashan

Nootka wa·ka·š, interjection used as a shout of approval

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The first known use of Wakashan was circa 1895

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“Wakashan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wakashan. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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