from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people inhabiting Vancouver Island in British Columbia and Cape Flattery in northwest Washington.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Wakashan language of the Nootka.
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- proper n. Nuu-chah-nulth people, an indigenous people from Vancouver Island, Canada
- proper n. Nuu-chah-nulth language
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- n. a Wakashan language spoken by the Nootka
- n. a member of the Wakashan people living on Vancouver Island and in the Cape Flattery region of northwestern Washington
Both countries armed for war, but ultimately the dispute was settled by what became known as the Nootka Sound Convention.
I found one colour that I love, Nootka, which is a Chamois colour and I have used it in the last three houses.
He gave the name of King George's Sound to the spot where he had stayed, although it was called Nootka by the natives.
George's Sound; but I afterward found, that it is called Nootka by the natives.
On Captain Cook's first arrival in this inlet, he had honoured it with the name of King George's Sound; but he afterward found that it is called Nootka by the natives.
On Captain Cook’s first arrival in this inlet, he had honoured it with the name of King George’s Sound; but he afterward found that it is called Nootka by the natives.
The differences between Chinese, Nootka, Hungarian, and English, for example, are so great as to destroy the possibility of any universal grammar, and hence languages could only be learned by a general intelligence, not by any innate language learning device.
We might think of Nootka as composed entirely of verbs, except that they take no subjects or objects as English verbs do.
The language of the Nootka Indians in the Pacific Northwest, for example, has only one principle word-category; it denotes happenings or events.
The literal English translation of the Nootka concept might be something like "housing occurs;" or "it houses."
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