One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of an American Indian people of the Oregon–California border.
- ‘Like other tribes in this group-the Menominee in Wisconsin and Klamath in Oregon-the Salish and Kootenai tribes enjoyed growing and seemingly sustainable economic development.’
- ‘The foundation's $115,000 grant will help the Klamath to develop a restoration plan for managing the vast forest.’
- ‘The Klamath, sadly, are used to shoddy treatment. They don't even have a reservation.’
- ‘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.’
2mass noun The Penutian language of the Klamath, now extinct or very nearly so.
Relating to the Klamath or their language.
- ‘The agreement is believed to open a new window of opportunity, according to a spokesman for the Klamath tribes.’
- ‘They have denied me my birthright,’ said Gail Hatcher of the Klamath tribe.’
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