Fer·​nan·​de·​ño | \ ˌfərnənˈdān(ˌ)yō, ˌfer-\
plural Fernandeño or Fernandeños

Definition of Fernandeño

1 : a Shoshonean people of the valley of the Los Angeles river, California
2 : a member of the Fernandeño people

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History and Etymology for Fernandeño

Spanish fernandeño, from San Fernando, Franciscan mission in Los Angeles county, California + Spanish -eño (suffix added to place names to form names of inhabitants)

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