One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Of or relating to the Takelma or their language; designating the Takelma or their language.
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.
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