[ tuh-kel-muh ]
/ təˈkɛl mə /
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a member of an Indigenous North American people of southwestern Oregon.
the Penutian language of the Takelma, extinct since the early 20th century.
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Origin of Takelma
First recorded in 1880–85; from Takelma tākelmàʔn “person or people along the river,” eqjuivalent to tākelmá the name of the Rogue River, Oregon + -àʔn suffix denoting a person or people from a particular place
Words nearby Takelma
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How to use Takelma in a sentence
Another type of function is illustrated by the Takelma forms hel “song,” with falling pitch, but hel “sing!”Language|Edward Sapir