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n. pl. Haida or Hai·das
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia, Canada, and Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.
2. Any or all of the language varieties spoken by the Haida.

[Haida ḥà·t'e·, ḥà·de·, the people, from ḥà·ta·, ḥà·da·, to be human.]

Hai′dan adj.


npl -das or -da
1. (Peoples) a member of a seafaring group of North American Indian peoples inhabiting the coast of British Columbia and SW Alaska
2. (Languages) the language of these peoples, belonging to the Na-Dene phylum
ˈHaidan adj


(ˈhaɪ də)

n., pl. -das, (esp. collectively) -da for 1.
1. a member of an American Indian people of the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia and Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.
2. the language of the Haida.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Haida - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern AlaskaHaida - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern Alaska
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
2.Haida - the Na-Dene language of the Haida
Na-Dene - a family of North American Indian languages
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The investments will support projects that directly benefit the Haidas use of the area, as well as new visitor experiences.
Seventy-two Haidas were arrested and charged and twelve were convicted, but none served jail time.
Edenshaw was a carver and creator whose work stands in many museums around the world: this catalogs his works, discusses their focus on the Haida culture, and considers his Haida roots, adding interviews with Haidas who explain issues reflected in his art.
Just two years before Haida Monumental Art appeared, Margaret Blackman's work on the ways that Northern and Kaigani Haidas and their houses were altered by photographers was finally published.
I had not yet internalized the idea that there are many blue-eyed, blond, even going-on-white-haired Haidas in Haida Gwaii, and it took me a while to realize that the greatest Haida carver of the second half of last century looked like a Swede.
WORCESTER Christos Haidas, 75, passed away peacefully on Oct.
The Haidas trouble themselves little about the interior country, but the coast line, and especially various rivers and streams, are divided among the different families.
(1) Haidas are a tribe traditionally located on Haida Gwaii--formerly known as Queen Charlotte Islands--an archipelago of over 160 islands in Canada.
Though the transition to English was a combination of the Haidas' willingness for survival during the smallpox epidemic, their interest in trade, their acceptance of Christianity, and their enforced induction into the residential schools, speaking Haida was maintained amongst a small percentage of the population who experienced residential schools during the 1920s until the 1950s.
"Aboriginal men were called bucks, and we're also Haidas, so HaidaBucks.
For Alaskan Haidas this has also been true; Alaskan Haidas recognized how the steady onslaught of immigrants moving into Alaska beginning in the early 1900s led to rapid cultural and economic change for all Natives.
The Haidas stand is sure to rankle the provincial Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Treaty Negotiations, Geoff Plant.