One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, belonging to, or designating the Ahousaht, the principal group of Nuu-chah-nulth living around Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
A member of this group.
Late 18th century. From Nootka ʕaaḥuusʔatḥ, self-designation, lit. ‘people of Ahous’ (a place on Vargas Island, off Vancouver Island).
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