Juaneño

noun

Jua·​ne·​ño
(h)wəˈnān(ˌ)yō
plural Juaneño or Juaneños
1
: an extinct Shoshonean people of southwestern California speaking a dialect of Luiseño
2
: a member of the Juaneño people

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from San Juan Capistrano, Spanish mission in what is now southwestern California

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“Juaneño.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Juane%C3%B1o. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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