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Haida

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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdə
 
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Definition of Haida in English:

noun (plural same or Haidas)

1A member of an American Indian people living on the Pacific coast of Canada.
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.
2 [mass noun] The language of the Haida, now almost extinct.

adjective

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Relating to the Haida or their language.
Example sentences
  • 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

the name in Haida, literally 'people'.

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