Definition of Yurok in English:

Yurok

Pronunciation: /-ək//ˈyo͝orˌäk/

noun

  • 1A member of an American Indian people of northern California.

    • ‘The Yurok and Hoopa cut back on their annual quotas, to protect future runs.’
  • 2The language of the Yurok, distantly related to Algonquian.

adjective

  • Relating to the Yurok or their language.

    • ‘Their Yurok neighbors have rights along the lower 40 miles of the Klamath, from the mouth to the Trinity confluence.’
    • ‘The salmon-dependent Yurok tribe ran a successful commercial fishing operation in only five of the last 15 years.’

Origin

From Karok yúruk, literally downstream.

Pronunciation:

Yurok

/-ək//ˈyo͝orˌäk/