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  • proper noun One of eight divisions of the Ohlone Native American people of northern California.
  • proper noun The spoken language of this people, an Ohlone dialect in the Utian family.


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  • The Awaswas language was spoken on the north shore of Monterey Bay. During the mission period, it was spoken at Mission Santa Cruz. The last speaker of Awaswas died in the nineteenth century, and the language is only attested in wordlists. Source link.

    April 25, 2011