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Synonyms for Atakapa

a member of an Indian people formerly living along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas

a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas

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The Atakapa families live at the mouth of the Mississippi, in a village only accessible by boat.
Rosina Philipe, a spokesperson for the tribe, told Sister Helen: "The Atakapa have survived smallpox, manifest destiny and a millennium of hurricanes, but the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which represents a complete unknown, is the scariest threat of all.