Chautauqua (disambiguation)

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Chautauqua is a loanword from the Erie language, the meaning of which is not certain because of the language's centuries-long extinction but which has survived because of its use by the Seneca tribe to identify a lake in what is now southwestern New York state.

The word Chautauqua has had multiple uses in modern times:

Adult education[edit]

  • Chautauqua, an adult education movement featuring lectures, plays, and musical performances; the word is also used for any single organization pursuing this activity. The idea was originated in 1874 in Chautauqua, New York, which lends its name to the format, but was soon copied elsewhere.
  • Chautauqua Institution, where the Chautauqua movement started in 1874; still in operation
    • Chautauqua, a literary journal published by the Chautauqua Institution


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