Meaning of Okanagan in English:

Okanagan

Pronunciation /ˌɒkəˈnɑːɡ(ə)n/

nounplural noun Okanagan

(also Okanagon)
  • 1A member of a North American people of British Columbia and Washington State.

  • 2mass noun The Salish language spoken by the Okanagan.

adjective

(also Okanagon)
  • Relating to the Okanagan or their language.

Origin

Okanagan uknaqín, from -qín ‘head’, possibly from the name of a place on the Okanagon River in British Columbia, so named because it was the ‘head’ of the river.