Definition of Haida in English:

Haida

Syllabification: Hai·da
Pronunciation: /ˈhīdə
 
/

noun (plural same or Haidas)

1A member of an American Indian people of coastal British Colombia and southeastern Alaska.
More example sentences
  • The three aboriginal partners are all Haidas.
  • There are Haida villages there with totems just as they were hundreds of years ago, protected in a vast wilderness forest with restricted access.
  • The 135 workers are demanding that the present harvest level on the islands be halved, and that some areas of the island be protected from logging as proposed by the Haida.
2The language of the Haida, of unknown affinity.

adjective

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Relating to the Haida or their language.
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  • The corporations are a strong lobby group in Alaska's capital since they not only control lands and assets but represent over 16,000 Tlingit and Haida shareholders.
  • We come from the Haida clan originally, but dad and I aren't really into looking up ALL our ancestors like a lot of people from our culture are.
  • And we take note that the Haida people have won another court victory.

Origin

mid 19th century: the name in Haida, literally 'people'.

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