Definition of Bella Coola in US English:

Bella Coola

(also Bellacoola)

noun

  • 1A member of a grouping of four North American Indian peoples of the central British Columbia coast, Canada, having a common culture and language and now consolidated at the mouth of the Bella Coola River.

  • 2The Salishan language of the Bella Coola.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Heiltsuk bə́lxwlá speakers of Bella Coola.

Pronunciation

Bella Coola

/ˌbɛlə ˈkuːlə/