Pronunciation: (ku-rang'ku-wä", -wô", -wu), [key]
—pl. -was, (esp. collectively) -wa for 1.
1. a member of an extinct tribe of North American Indians who lived in southeastern Texas until the mid 19th century.
2. the language of the Karankawa.
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