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or Bel·la Coo·la

noun, plural Bel·la·coo·las, (especially collectively) Bel·la·coo·la for 1.
  1. a member of a riverine tribe of North American Indians inhabiting an area near the central coast of British Columbia.
  2. the language of this group, belonging to the Salishan family.
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Examples from the Web for bellacoola

Historical Examples

  • In the immediate vicinity of the Nass are two other languages, the Bellacoola and Chimsyan, of which hardly anything is known.

    The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3

    Hubert Howe Bancroft

  • Within the past few years such an instance has been noticed in the case of the Bellacoola language of British Columbia.

    The Number Concept

    Levi Leonard Conant

  • Of the Bellacoola (Salishan family) and Haeltzuk, of the present family, there are 2,500 who are not under agents.