Appendix:English dictionary-only terms of Native American origin

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This is an offshoot of Appendix:English terms of Native American origin.

The following terms derive from Native American languages, but appear only in dictionaries, not in actual use in ≥3 literary works.



  • Most of these words appear in Frederick Webb Hodge's Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Some also appear in the Century dictionary.
  1. ^ 1990, Fred Mather, Modern fish culture in fresh and salt water, page 231: "'Okow,' sometimes heard in the lake region, is evidently a corruption of 'okun' and 'okunj,' Polish and Russian names for the common perch."

See also[edit]