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.’
2mass noun The language of the Yurok, distantly related to Algonquian.
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.’
From Karok yúruk, literally ‘downstream’.
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