[noot-kuh, noo t-]
- a Wakashan language spoken in SW Canada on the western coast of Vancouver Island.
- a member of an Indian people of Washington and Vancouver Island speaking this language.
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Examples from the Web for nootka
This drew a soft laugh of pleasure from Nootka and an intelligent nod.
“Your mother and I were talking of a bad man, Nootka,” said Mangivik.
The process might have been trying to some women, but Nootka did not mind.
Cowlik the easy-going was also taken to keep Nootka company.
As Oolalik agreed with Nootka in all things, there was no difficulty in arranging the matter.
- plural -ka or -kas a member of a North American Indian people living in British Columbia and Vancouver Island
- the language of this people, belonging to the Wakashan family
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