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

  • A city of central Cuba east-southeast of Havana. Founded in 1689, it is a processing center and rail junction. Population: 210,000.
  • A city of western California northwest of San Jose. It is mainly a residential community. Population: 109,000.

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  • proper n. A county, 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.

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  • n. a city of west central California; residential area with light industry


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The Spanish named a California Mission Santa Clara de Asís after Saint Clare of Assisi in the late 18th century. Eventually the name was extended by linguists to mean the native Tamyen people gathered at the mission and their primary language.


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