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- proper n. A city and mission located in California, United States.
- proper n. The native people of this region.
- proper n. The native language spoken in this region.
The Spanish named a California mission San Juan Bautista meaning Saint John the Baptist, when they founded it in the late 18th century. The name was expanded by linguists to mean the natives of the region gathered at the mission, and their primary language. (Wiktionary)