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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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The Makah in what is now Washington State and the Kwakiutls of British Columbia had more in common than either did with the inland-dwelling Nez Perces.
In his investigation of gift exchange in Chapter 4, for example, he chooses to take his cue partly from the 'enclosed and status-obsessed Pacific Northwest Kwakiutls' whose world of potlatch competitions and complex exchange systems exhibits a 'highly developed level of subtlety and peril' (p.
Then there's the Potlatch Factor, the new rite of film finance in which producers accumulate all the capital they can locate and throw it down the drain, like Kwakiutls on a final binge.
Hunt was culturally a Kwakiutl; he was an initiate in the Hamatsa, the highest Kwakiutl secret society, and he married Kwakiutls and raised his family within the Indian society.