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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

Etymologies

Ultimately from Nootka waakaash, bravo!.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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