Definition of Kwakiutl

1. Noun. A member of the Wakashan people living around Queen Charlotte Sound and on northern Vancouver Island.

Generic synonyms: Wakashan



2. Noun. A Wakashan language spoken by the Kwakiutl.
Generic synonyms: Wakashan, Wakashan Language

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kwakiutl

Kuznets
Kuznicki
Kvarken
Kveim
Kveim-Stilzbach antigen
Kveim-Stilzbach test
Kveim antigen
Kven
Kvens
Kwa
KwaZulu
KwaZulu-Natal
Kwaj
Kwajalein
Kwakiutl
Kwame
Kwan-yin
Kwangchow
Kwangju
Kwangtung
Kwannon
Kwanyama
Kwanza
Kwanzaa
Kwell
Kwere
Kwiatkowski
Ky.
Kyasanur Forest disease virus

Literary usage of Kwakiutl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The Bastian Memorial Volume contains several articles of interest to students of American ethnography ; as Dr. Boas, on secret societies among the kwakiutl ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"Social Organization of the kwakiutl Indians.1 — The results of the investigations made by Ur. Boas during the last ten or twelve years among the Indians of ..."

3. Early Civilization: An Introduction to Anthropology by Alexander Goldenweiser (1922)
"It is therefore not surprising to find that the kwakiutl display much accurate knowledge and craftsmanship in the selection of materials, the making of ..."

4. A Supplement to A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to the American Indian in by Daythal Kendall, John F. Freeman (1982)
"kwakiutl (Wakashan) 4472. BOAS, FRANZ. Indian legends of the North Pacific coast of North America; 1974. Photocopy of TD 600 pp. Legends in English from the ..."

5. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1902)
"kwakiutl Texts. By FRANZ BOAS and GEORGE HUNT. (Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. V; Anthropology, Vol. IV, i. ..."

6. Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada by University of Toronto (1907)
"Dr. Boas and Mr. Hunt's first volume of kwakiutl texts is closed with the present ... The texts here given concern ceremonies and festivals of the kwakiutl ..."

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