Definition of Penutian

1. Noun. A family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California.




2. Noun. A member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages.

Definition of Penutian

1. Proper noun. A proposed grouping of language families that includes many Native American languages of western North America, predominantly spoken at one time in Washington, Oregon, and California. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penutian

Pentagon Gang
Pentastoma
Pentateuch
Pentatrichomonas
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Pentecostalism
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Pentecostally
Pentecostals
Pentium
Pentothal
Penutian
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Penzance
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Literary usage of Penutian

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1. A Supplement to A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to the American Indian in by Daythal Kendall, John F. Freeman (1982)
"9, Speck, Frank G., table of contents . . . ; nd penutian 4666. ... List, in outline form, of divisions and subdivisions of Macro-penutian as far as Whorf ..."

2. The American Indian: An Introduction to the Anthropology of the New World by Clark Wissler (1922)
"B. Interior Dialects: a. Plains, or Northwestern. b. Sierra Dialects, i. Amador. 2. Tuolumne. 3. Mariposa. (Members of the proposed penutian.) 37. ..."

3. The Coppers of the Northwest Coast Indians: Their Origin, Development, and by Carol F. Jopling (1989)
"The Tsimshian, who speak a penutian language, live in British Columbia along the Nass and Skeena rivers and the coastal area between. ..."

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