Definition of Mattole in English:

Mattole

noun

  • 1A member of an Athabaskan people inhabiting the region around the Mattole valley in north-western California.

  • 2The Athabaskan language of the Mattoles (now extinct).

Origin

Mid 19th century. Probably from Wiyot métul, the name of a river and valley of north-west California, around which the Mattole live.

Pronunciation

Mattole

/məˈtəʊl/