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1A member of a North American people of the Oregon–California border.
- ‘The Klamath, sadly, are used to shoddy treatment. They don't even have a reservation.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
2mass noun The Penutian language of the Klamath, now extinct or very nearly so.
Relating to the Klamath or their language.
- ‘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.’
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