Definition of Okanagan in English:

Okanagan

(also Okanagon)

noun

  • 1A member of a North American people of British Columbia and Washington State.

  • 2mass noun The Salish language spoken by the Okanagan.

adjective

  • Relating to the Okanagan or their language.

Origin

Okanagan uknaqín, from -qín ‘head’, possibly from the name of a place on the Okanagon River in British Columbia, so named because it was the ‘head’ of the river.

Pronunciation

Okanagan

/ˌɒkəˈnɑːɡ(ə)n/