Meaning of kachina

ka•chi•na

Pronunciation: (ku-chē'nu), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various ancestral spirits deified by the Hopi Indians and impersonated in religious rituals by masked dancers.
  2. a Hopi religious ritual at which such masked dancers perform.
  3. a masked dancer impersonating such a spirit at a Hopi religious ritual.
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