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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-chee-nuh]
    • /kəˈtʃi nə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-chee-nuh]
    • /kəˈtʃi nə/

Definitions of kachina word

  • noun kachina any of various ancestral spirits deified by the Hopi Indians and impersonated in religious rituals by masked dancers. 1
  • noun kachina a Hopi religious ritual at which such masked dancers perform. 1
  • noun kachina a masked dancer impersonating such a spirit at a Hopi religious ritual. 1
  • noun kachina kachina doll. 1
  • noun kachina A deified ancestral spirit in the mythology of Pueblo Indians. 1
  • noun kachina any of the supernatural beings believed by the Hopi Indians to be the ancestors of living humans 0

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Origin of kachina

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
1885-90; < Hopi ḳacína < Keresan (Santa Ana) k̉â˙cina (or a cognate word)

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Parts of speech for Kachina


kachina popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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