Kwakiutl


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Kwakiutl

(ˌkwɑːkɪˈuːtəl)
npl -utl or -utls
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people of N Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Wakashan family
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Kwa•ki•u•tl

(ˌkwɑ kiˈut l)

n., pl. -ki•u•tls, (esp. collectively) -ki•u•tl.
1. a member of an American Indian people of N Vancouver Island and the adjacent British Columbia coast.
2. a member of any of a group of peoples including the Kwakiutl and related peoples to the north.
3. the language of the Kwakiutl, distantly akin to Nootka.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kwakiutl - a member of the Wakashan people living around Queen Charlotte Sound and on northern Vancouver IslandKwakiutl - a member of the Wakashan people living around Queen Charlotte Sound and on northern Vancouver Island
Wakashan - a member of one of the peoples in British Columbia and Washington who speak the Wakashan language
2.Kwakiutl - a Wakashan language spoken by the Kwakiutl
Wakashan language, Wakashan - a family of North American Indian languages of British Columbia and Washington
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References in periodicals archive ?
Caption: Eagle Mask by Wayne Bell, Kwakiutl (British Columbia), circa 2000
A 78cm one topped with a mythical thunderbird - made by the Kwakiutl people of Canada's north-west coast, and a 100ft pole carved from a single log of Western Red Cedar.
Cuando Franz Boas, el padre de la antropologia moderna, visito a los Kwakiutl en el filo del siglo XX, la legislacion canadiense acababa de prohibir esa ceremonia dispendiosa, aunque los efectos de la ley se hicieron sentir mas tarde.
The Kwakiutl people of Canada's north-west coast in 1971 gifted the queen a hand-carved wooden totem pole measuring 78 cm.
Other artists who were chosen for the park are Duane Linklater, from Moose Cree First Nation, in Ontario; Jerry Whitehead, from James Smith First Nation, in Saskatchewan; Marianne Nicolson, of Scottish and Dzawada'enuxw descent, from British Columbia; and Mary Ann Barkhouse, from the Nimpksih band, Kwakiutl First Nation, in BC.
Cape Town, 1995 Now, reading again of Wounded Knee, the Trail of Tears, I test names by my tongue: Oglala Sioux, Lakota Sioux, many Sioux; difficult ones: Wampanoag, Kwakiutl; the easier Mohawk, Iroquois, Shawnee.