One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Relating to the Yurok or their language.
- ‘The salmon-dependent Yurok tribe ran a successful commercial fishing operation in only five of the last 15 years.’
- ‘Their Yurok neighbors have rights along the lower 40 miles of the Klamath, from the mouth to the Trinity confluence.’
From Karok yúruk, literally ‘downstream’.
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