from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Nootka and other peoples of Washington and British Columbia.
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- proper n. A family of languages spoken in Western Canada composed of the Northern and Southern Wakashan language groups.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a family of North American Indian languages of British Columbia and Washington
- n. a member of one of the peoples in British Columbia and Washington who speak the Wakashan language
Ultimately from Nootka waakaash, bravo!.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)