Definitions for kwakiutlˌkwɑ kiˈut l

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word kwakiutl

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kwakiutl(noun)

    a member of the Wakashan people living around Queen Charlotte Sound and on northern Vancouver Island

  2. Kwakiutl(noun)

    a Wakashan language spoken by the Kwakiutl


  1. Kwak'wala

    Kwak'wala, also known as Kwakiutl, is the indigenous language spoken by the Kwakwaka'wakw. It belongs to the Wakashan language family. There are fewer than 200 fluent Kwak'wala speakers today, which amounts to 3% of the Kwakwaka'wakw population. Because of the small number of speakers, the fact that very few if any children learn Kwak'wala as a first language, and that most speakers are elders, its long-term viability is in question. However, interest from many Kwakwaka'wakw in preserving their language and a number of revitalization projects are countervailing pressures which may extend the viability of the language.

Translations for kwakiutl

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for kwakiutl »


Find a translation for the kwakiutl definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these kwakiutl definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"kwakiutl." STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 11 Feb. 2016. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for kwakiutl? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for kwakiutl:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.