Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people inhabiting parts of southeast California.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Cahuilla.

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  • n. A member of a group of Native Americans of the inland areas of southern California.
  • proper n. Their Uto-Aztecan language.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

American Spanish.

Examples

  • There is an American Indian language, Cahuilla, which doesn't have a print component.

    Many Votes, Many Headaches

  • But most of all as I retire, I think of my friend and teacher, a Cahuilla Indian man who founded the Indian Historian Press in San Francisco, Rupert Costo, now deceased.

    Tim Giago: Walking Away from the Editor's Desk

  • The Numic Family also includes a great many California tribes: the Serrano, Cupan, Luiseno, Cahuilla, Cupeno, Kiowa and Gabrielino, among others.

    Are you related to the Aztecs?

  • I was delighted to hear the noted Indian historian, publisher and journalist, Rupert Costo, Cahuilla, speak.

    Tim Giago: Good or Bad? Indian Reorganization Act Turns 75

  • The other two were from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, tribes that were clients of Jack Abramoff.

    April 2006

  • The canyon is named after a powerful Cahuilla Indian shaman "witch doctor" who supposedly went bad and who continues to harvest the souls of the unwitting.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • It seems that the energy is bad enough from this spirit that some Cahuilla Indians refuse to enter the place.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • The canyon is under the jurisdiction of the very wealthy Agua Caliente tribe of the Cahuilla Indians...

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • These flash floods were infamous to the Cahuilla, a Native American tribe in the area, whose “oral tradition included tales about the sudden and dangerous appearance of a lake in the desert,” according to William deBuys and Joan Myers in Salt Dreams.

    I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

  • The longer he thought, the more he felt himself eased in his mind by this purpose; and he decided that as soon as he could find leisure he would go to the Cahuilla village and see what could be done.

    Ramona

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