Koluschan
Koluschan Ko*lusch"an, Kolushan Ko*lush"an, a. [From Russ. kalyushka piece of wood (worn in the nether lip).] Designating, or pertaining to, a linguistic stock of North American Indians comprising the Tlinkit tribes of the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska and adjacent coast lands. Their language bears some affinity to Mexican tongues. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • koluschan — ko·lusch·an …   English syllables

  • koluschan — kōˈləshən, lu̇sh noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: perhaps irregular from Aleut kalukaq wooden utensil, trough; from the trough shaped labrets worn by Tlingit women : tlingit 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Koluschan — noun see tlingit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kolushan — Koluschan Ko*lusch an, Kolushan Ko*lush an, a. [From Russ. kalyushka piece of wood (worn in the nether lip).] Designating, or pertaining to, a linguistic stock of North American Indians comprising the Tlinkit tribes of the Alexander Archipelago… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tlinkit — Tlin kit, n. pl. The Indians of a seafaring group of tribes of southern Alaska comprising the Koluschan stock. Previous to deterioration from contact with the whites they were the foremost traders of the northwest. They built substantial houses… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Totem pole — To tem pole or Totem post To tem post A pole or pillar, carved and painted with a series of totemic symbols, set up before the house of certain Indian tribes of the northwest coast of North America, esp. Indians of the Koluschan stock. [Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Totem post — Totem pole To tem pole or Totem post To tem post A pole or pillar, carved and painted with a series of totemic symbols, set up before the house of certain Indian tribes of the northwest coast of North America, esp. Indians of the Koluschan stock …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Classification schemes for indigenous languages of the Americas — This article is a list of different language classification proposals developed for indigenous languages of the Americas. The article is divided into North, Central, and South America sections; however, the classifications do not always neatly… …   Wikipedia

  • language — Synonyms and related words: Abnaki, Afghan, Afghani, Afrikaans, Afro Asiatic, Ainu, Akan, Akkadian, Albanian, Aleut, Algonquian, Algonquin, Amharic, Anatolian, Anatolic, Andaman, Annamese, Anzanite, Apache, Arabic, Aramaic, Araucanian, Arawak,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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