Calusa definition

kə-lo͝osə
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A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the southwest coast of Florida from Tampa Bay to the Florida Keys. The Calusa were extinct by the mid-1700s.
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The extinct language of the Calusa, of unknown linguistic affiliation.
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Origin of calusa

  • Calusa fierce people (sense uncertain) perhaps akin to Choctaw kallo strong

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition