Definition of Takelma in English:

Takelma

(also Dagelma, Takilma)

noun

  • 1A (now extinct) North American Indian language spoken in south-western Oregon.

  • 2A member of a North American Indian people formerly inhabiting south-western Oregon.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Takelma or their language; designating the Takelma or their language.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in 1st Annual Reports Bureau Ethnology. From Takelma tākelmàʔn person (or people) from the Rogue River from tākelám, the name of the Rogue River, Oregon + -àʔn, denoting a person (or people) from a particular place.

Pronunciation

Takelma

/təˈkɛlmə/