Definition of Klamath in English:

Klamath

Line breaks: Klam|ath
Pronunciation: /ˈklaməθ
 
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noun (plural same or Klamaths)

  • 1A member of an American Indian people of the Oregon-California border.
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    • The foundation's $115,000 grant will help the Klamath to develop a restoration plan for managing the vast forest.
    • Decades later, the Klamath, 3,400 strong, have recovered their official status and are quietly negotiating for a partial return of their lands, which are rich with ponderosa pine.
    • The Klamath River, which snakes from Oregon into northern California, is central to the religion, philosophy and daily lives of the river's four tribes: the Karuk, Yurok, Hoopa and Klamath.
  • 2 [mass noun] The Penutian language of the Klamath, now extinct or very nearly so.

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  • Relating to the Klamath or their language.
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    • They have denied me my birthright,’ said Gail Hatcher of the Klamath tribe.
    • The agreement is believed to open a new window of opportunity, according to a spokesman for the Klamath tribes.

Origin

from Chinook.

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