ioqua

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A variant of hiaqua, from Chinook Jargon, from Nootka.

Noun[edit]

ioqua (plural ioquas)

  1. The shell of Dentalium pretiosum, formerly used as money and ornaments (hiaqua) by Native American and Aboriginal people of the western United States and Canada.

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