Penutian


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Penutian

(pəno͞o`shən), linguistic family, or stock, of Native Americans of North and Central America. See Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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Penutian

[pə′nü·shən]
(geology)
A North American stage of geologic time: lower Eocene (above Bulitian, below Ulatasian).
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California was then fully in the hands of the 300,000 Native Americans who lived there, basically Athapascan, Algonquin, Yuma, Hoka, Penutian, and Hopi.
For instance, people speaking Penutian languages are distributed throughout the Central Valley in the interior of California and in the vicinity of San Francisco Bay.
lt;IR> EDWARD SAPIR </IR> later reduced these to six: Eskimo-Aleut, Algonquian-Wakashan, NaDene, Uto-Aztecan, Penutian, and Hokan-Siouan.