Definition of Miwok

1. Noun. A member of the North American Indian people living in the central Sierra Nevada in California.

Generic synonyms: Penutian

2. Noun. A Penutian language spoken by the Miwok.
Exact synonyms: Moquelumnan
Generic synonyms: Penutian

Definition of Miwok

1. Proper noun. A linguistic group of indigenous people, native to central California. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Utian (Penutian) languages spoken by these groups. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miwok

Mito
Mitra
Mitrofanoff principle
Mitrula elegans
Mitsuda
Mitsuda antigen
Mitsuda reaction
Mitsunobu reaction
Mitsuo
Mitsuo's phenomenon
Mittens
Mitterand
Mittler's green
Mityana
Mitzi
Miwok
Miwokan
Miwokans
Miwuk
Mixe
Mixolydian mode
Mixtec
Mixter clamp
Miyagawa bodies
Miyagawanella
Miyagi
Miyako
Miyazaki
Miz
Mizar

Literary usage of Miwok

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1. The Ethno-geography of the Pomo and Neighboring Indians by Samuel Alfred Barrett (1908)
"Since Mr. Barrett's paper on the Geography and Dialects of the miwok Indians ... These differences, which relate in part to the territory of the miwok stock ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"These tribes, of whom hardly anything beyond fragmentary notes have been published, include the miwok proper of the San Joaquín valley and the foot-hills of ..."

3. Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest by Katharine Berry Judson (1912)
"CREATION OF MAN miwok (SanJoaquin Valley, Cal.) AFTER(Coyote)iad completed making the world, he began to think about creating man. ..."

4. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico V. 2/4 by Frederick Webb Hodge (2003)
"The miwok division, which constituted the great body of the family, was described as ... Their houses were very rude, those of the miwok having been simply ..."

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