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Nootka

[noot-kuh, noo t-] /ˈnut kə, ˈnʊt-/
noun, plural Nootkas (especially collectively) Nootka for 2.
1.
a Wakashan language spoken in SW Canada on the western coast of Vancouver Island.
2.
a member of an Indian people of Washington and Vancouver Island speaking this language.
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  • This drew a soft laugh of pleasure from Nootka and an intelligent nod.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
  • “Your mother and I were talking of a bad man, Nootka,” said Mangivik.

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  • The process might have been trying to some women, but Nootka did not mind.

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  • Cowlik the easy-going was also taken to keep Nootka company.

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  • Nootka said nothing, but she seemed amused as well as pleased at the innovation.

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  • As Oolalik agreed with Nootka in all things, there was no difficulty in arranging the matter.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
  • I felt I breathed the air of home the day we touched at Nootka Sound.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Fig. 58 is one believed to be from Nootka Sound, in my collection.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • Fig. 59 is also from Nootka, in the Museum of this Institution.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • In physique the Chinook can not be said to differ materially from the Nootka.

British Dictionary definitions for Nootka

Nootka

/ˈnʊtkə; ˈnuːt-/
noun
1.
(pl) -ka, -kas. a member of a North American Indian people living in British Columbia and Vancouver Island
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Wakashan family
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