1A member of a North American Indian people living on the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Since 1984, officially known as Ditidaht.
2The language of the Nitinaht, which, along with Nootka and Makah, makes up the Nootkan family within the Wakashan language group.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Ethnological Society of London. From Nootka ni·ti·naʔatḥ; compare Nitinaht di·ti·dʔa·ʔtx̣, self-designation.