Meaning of Methow in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛthaʊ/


  • 1A member of a North American Indian people formerly inhabiting the Methow Valley in north central Washington state and a small area on the other side of the Okanogan River just south of Mallott, and now one of the Colville Confederated Tribes, mainly living on the Colville Reservation in the same area.

  • 2 historical The Interior Salishan language of the Methows, a dialect of Okanagan.


Early 19th century. From Okanagan mítx̣aw, the name of the valley formerly inhabited by the Methows.