Fernandeño

noun

Fer·​nan·​de·​ño
ˌfərnənˈdān(ˌ)yō,
ˌfer-
plural Fernandeño or Fernandeños
1
: a Shoshonean people of the valley of the Los Angeles river, California
2
: a member of the Fernandeño people

Word History

Etymology

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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“Fernandeño.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fernande%C3%B1o. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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