Jua·​ne·​ño | \ (h)wəˈnān(ˌ)yō \
plural Juaneño or Juaneños

Definition of Juaneño

1 : an extinct Shoshonean people of southwestern California speaking a dialect of Luiseño
2 : a member of the Juaneño people

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History and Etymology for Juaneño

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 24 Oct. 2021.

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