Definition of Yurok in English:


Syllabification: Yu·rok
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͝orˌäk, -ək

noun (plural same or Yuroks)

1A member of an American Indian people of northern California.
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  • The Yurok and Hoopa cut back on their annual quotas, to protect future runs.
2The language of the Yurok, distantly related to Algonquian.


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Relating to the Yurok or their language.
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  • Their Yurok neighbors have rights along the lower 40 miles of the Klamath, from the mouth to the Trinity confluence.
  • The salmon-dependent Yurok tribe ran a successful commercial fishing operation in only five of the last 15 years.


from Karok yúruk, literally 'downstream'.

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