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Nootka

[noot-kuh, noo t-]
noun, plural Noot·kas, (especially collectively) Noot·ka 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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Historical Examples of nootka

  • 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.

    The Walrus Hunters

    R.M. Ballantyne

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

    The Walrus Hunters

    R.M. Ballantyne

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

    The Walrus Hunters

    R.M. Ballantyne

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

    The Walrus Hunters

    R.M. Ballantyne


British Dictionary definitions for nootka

Nootka

noun
  1. plural -ka or -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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