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Definition of kachina

What is the definition of "kachina"?
  • kachinanoun
  • 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.


Use "kachina" in a sentence
  • "The word kachina is a little confusing since it refers to the dolls, which have no power."

    "Phoenix's character chooses to live life in the Nevada desert as a hermit making Navajo kachina dolls that he believes have magical powers (a kachina is a spirit in western Pueblo cosmology and religious practices)."

    ""ka", part of the word kachina, the Hopi spirits, of which Masau'u was one."

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