Definition of Attacapan
1. Noun. A member of an Indian people formerly living along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas.
2. Noun. A language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas.
Generic synonyms: American Indian, American-indian Language, Amerind, Amerindian Language, Indian
Lexicographical Neighbors of Attacapan
Literary usage of Attacapan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indians of To-day by George Bird Grinnell (1911)
"attacapan FAMILY The home of the attacapan stock was on the Gulf coast of Louisiana and in northeastern Texas. These people were called by their neighbors ..."
2. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico V. 2/4 by Frederick Webb Hodge (2003)
"... 1840-96, 377, 1897) estimated the number of tribes belonging to the various linguistic families as follows: Algonquian 36, Athapascan 53, attacapan 2, ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1891)
"Athapascan.—Of the interior of British America; isolated communities on the Columbia River, Oregon, California, Arizona, and New Mexico. attacapan. ..."
4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... while several others are now reduced to less than a dozen individuals keeping the language: Algonquian, Athapascan (Déné), attacapan, ..."