Luiseño

noun Lu·i·se·ño \ ˌlüēˈsān(ˌ)yō \

Definition of Luiseño

plural Luiseño or Luiseños
1 a : a Shoshonean people of southwestern California
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Luiseño people

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Origin and Etymology of luiseño

American Spanish, from San Luis Rey de Francia, mission in California + Spanish -eño (suffix added to place names to form names of inhabitants)


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