plural -s
: a language stock of California comprising the Copehan, Costanoan, Mariposan, Moquelumnan, and Pujunan families
: a language phylum comprising the Penutian stock plus Chinookan, Kalapooian, Kusan, Shahaptian, and Takilman centering in Oregon and Tsimshian of British Columbia to which some add other families extending into Central America

Word History


Wintun & Maidu pen two + Miwok & Costanoan uti two + English -an

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“Penutian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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