Costanoan

noun Co·sta·no·an \ kəˈstänəwən , kōˈ- \

Definition of Costanoan

plural Costanoan or Costanoans
1 a : an Indian people of coastal California from San Francisco Bay to Monterey
b : a member of such people
2 : a language of the Costanoan people
3 : a language family of the Penutian stock comprising only the Costanoan language or languages

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Origin and Etymology of costanoan

Costano, a division of the Costanoan (from Spanish costeño, literally, coastman, from costa coast, from Latin costa rib, side) + English -an


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