[ noo-chah-noolth ]

noun,plural Nuu-chah-nulths, (especially collectively) Nuu-chah-nulth for 1.
  1. a member of an Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest, now living primarily in northwestern Washington State and on southwestern Vancouver Island.

  2. the Wakashan language of the Nuu-chah-nulth.

  1. of or relating to the Nuu-chah-nulth or their language.

Origin of Nuu-chah-nulth

First recorded in 1975–80; from Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka); literally, “all along the mountains and sea” (of Vancouver Island, common to all the Nuu-chah-nulth)

Words Nearby Nuu-chah-nulth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024