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Penutian

Noun

1 a family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California
2 a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages

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English

Proper noun

  1. A proposed grouping of language families that includes many Native American languages of western North America, predominantly spoken at one time in Washington, Oregon, and California.
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