Hokan

noun Ho·kan \ˈhōkən\
variants: less commonly

Hoka

\-kə\

Definition of Hokan

plural

Hokan

or

Hokans

also

Hoka

or

Hokas

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of hokan

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


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