nounpl. Nootka Nootka or Noot·kas
- A member of a Native American people inhabiting Vancouver Island in British Columbia and Cape Flattery in northwest Washington.
- The Wakashan language of the Nootka. In both senses also called Nuu-Chah-Nulth.
Origin of NootkaNootka nuutkaa, circling around (directions given by the Nootka as James Cook brought his ship close to shore when he reached Nootka Sound in 1778 and taken by him as the name of their people).
Variant of Nootka