Wickaninnish

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PronouncedPron.wik-ə-NIN-ish English
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Meaning & History

Possibly means "having no one in front of him in the canoe" in the Nuu-chah-nulth (or Nootka) language. This was the name of a chief of the Clayoquot in the late 18th century, at the time of European contact.
Entry updated January 25, 2013   Contribute