Californio

noun
Cal·​i·​for·​nio | \ˌka-lə-ˈfȯr-nē-ˌō \
plural Californios

Definition of Californio 

: one of the original Spanish colonists of California or their descendants

First Known Use of Californio

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Californio

Spanish, from California

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