Definition of Nitinaht in US English:

Nitinaht

(also Nitinat)

noun

  • 1A member of a North American Indian people living on the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

  • 2The language of the Nitinaht, which, along with Nootka and Makah, makes up the Nootkan family within the Wakashan language group.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Ethnological Society of London. From Nootka ni·ti·naʔatḥ; compare Nitinaht di·ti·dʔa·ʔtx̣, self-designation.

Pronunciation

Nitinaht

/ˈnɪtɪˌnɑːt/