Penutian


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Penutian

Penutian (pəno͞oˈshən), linguistic family, or stock, of Native Americans of North and Central America. See Native American languages.
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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.
<IR> EDWARD SAPIR </IR> later reduced these to six: Eskimo-Aleut, Algonquian-Wakashan, NaDene, Uto-Aztecan, Penutian, and Hokan-Siouan.