Hokan

noun
Ho·kan | \ˈhōkən\
variants: or less commonly Hoka \-kə \
plural Hokan or Hokans also Hoka or Hokas

Definition of Hokan 

1 : a language stock centering in California comprising the Chimarikan, Esselenian, Kulanapan, Quoratean, Shastan, Yuman, and Yanan families

2 : a language phylum generally considered as comprising the Hokan stock plus Chumashan, Jicaquean, Salinan, Serian, Supanecan, Tequistlatecan, and Washoan

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History and Etymology for Hokan

coined 1913 by Roland B. Dixon †1934 and Alfred L. Kroeber †1960 American anthropologists

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