Definition of Atakapa

1. Noun. A member of an Indian people formerly living along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas.

Exact synonyms: Attacapan
Generic synonyms: Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian



2. Noun. A language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atakapa

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Atabrine
Atacama
Atacama Desert
Atacama Trench
Atacaman
Atacamanian
Atacamans
Atacamenian
Atacamenians
Atacameñan
Atacamian
Atakapa
Atakapan
Atalanta
Atarax
Atari
Ataris
Ataturk
Atayal
Atayalic
Atchafalaya
Atcheson
Ate
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Atellan
Atellans

Literary usage of Atakapa

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1. Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of the Gulf by John Reed Swanton (1911)
"THE atakapa GROUP THE atakapa The name of this tribe is Choctaw, signifying " man-eater," and indicates the unsavory reputation which the tribe had acquired ..."

2. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1795)
"... and, afrer examining that ¡(land, fet off tor O,jpa- luia, on his way to atakapa and New Iberia, ... and came to a village of the atakapa Indians. ..."

3. Eccentric Biography, Or, Memoirs of Remarkable Characters, Ancient and (1804)
"He then crossed the Great Plains, and came to a village of the atakapa Indians. {atakapa signifies man cater.) From thence he crossed the ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1887)
"La., while others are farther north on Plaquemine Bayou. atakapa. — This language seems to have had a pretty extensive area in earlier centuries, ..."

5. Proceedings by Organization of American Historians (1910)
"a connection exists between them — more closely between the Chitimacha and atakapa, but also between these two and the Tunica. Moreover, certain linguistic ..."

6. Report of the Secretary and the Financial Report of the Executive Committee by Smithsonian Institution (1915)
"The sketch of atakapa, of 40 or 50 pages, is practically complete and is designed for publication in the same journal; that of Chitimacha covers about 100 ..."

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