Definition of Kachina in English :

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Kachina meaning in English

Meaning of Kachina in English

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Kachina pronunciation in English

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1. kachina

a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit

2. kachina

a deified spirit of the Pueblo people

3. kachina

a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift

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any of the supernatural beings believed by the Hopi people to be the ancestors of living humans

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nounWord forms: plural kaˈchinas or kaˈchina
1.  Folklore
a beneficent spirit, either a minor deity or the spirit of an ancestor
a male dancer impersonating such a spirit
the mask worn by the dancer
a small wooden doll representing the spirit

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1. Any of numerous deified ancestral spirits of the Pueblo peoples, believed to reside in the pueblo for part of each year.
2. A masked dancer believed to embody a particular spirit during a religious ceremony.
3. A carved doll in the costume of a particular spirit, usually presented as a gift to a child.

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