Also found in: Dictionary.


(wä`shō), Native North Americans occupying the region around Washo and Tahoe lakes in W Nevada and E California in the mid-19th cent. The Paiute were their inveterate enemies; before the coming of white settlers the Paiute defeated and drove back the Washo, and again in the period of 1860–62 they conquered the Washo. In 1990 there were close to 1,500 Washo in the United States, mainly living on reservations in California and Nevada. Their language belongs to the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (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.
..... Click the link for more information.


See J. F. Downs, The Two Worlds of the Washo (1966); E. M. Dangberg, comp., Washo Tales (tr. 1968).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Just as Washo Ichiba is one of Hokkaido's trinity of markets, Nusamai Bridge is one of Hokkaido's three most renowned bridges (the other two are Toyohira Bridge in Sapporo and Asahi Bridge in Asahikawa).
In The Heart of Success, Washo digs deep into the soul of success via interviews with CEOs, VPs, GMs, and Directors of Tech companies in Silicon Valley.
Mark Washo, Playbook Management, Managing Partner, SMWW Faculty
I lasted about 10 minutes into the first episode in which one posho who didn't washo and had a laugh like an aristocratic donkey got kicked out before a big angry Y-shaped vein started appearing on my forehead.
In a county news release, Commissioners Mike Washo, Corey O'Brien and A.J.
Washo, Evaluation of a Court-Mandated Prevention Program for Divorcing Parents: The Children First Program, 42 FAM.
When I learned about a little known, small and ignored tribe, called the Washo people of California and Nevada and how they.
Suddenly in hospital on April 6th after a short illness, aged 80 years, Doreen Margaret ( nee Robertson), dearly beloved wife of the late Gerald Beverley, a very special mother to Wugo, Washo, Slim and Barrell, dear mother - in - law to Tam, David and Tim, a devoted gran to Iain, Jamie, Corey, Alistair, Duncan, Pippa and Abi and future great gran.
In Washo, to take one example, the morphological category of plurality is realized via prosodic expansion in the stressed syllable, which is normally penultimate (Yu 2005b).
Digital documentation of more than 60 of the world's threatened languages is now under way, including Native American languages such as Washo, Navajo, Comanche, Apache, and Plains Indian sign language.
Vann, whose ancestry includes the Western Band Cherokee and Washo tribes, was drawn to D-Q by the college's proximity to her family and the comfort of being surrounded by other American Indians.
Of the Native nations we do know in an area from the Northern California border down to the Golden Gate Bridge in the west and Yosemite National Park in the east, an area of 250 miles by 200 miles, there were Tolowa, Yurok, Chilula, Karok, Shasta, Wiyot, Whilkut, Yana, Waintu, Maidu, Washo, Konkow, Patwin, Wappo, Pomo, Paiute, Ohlone, and many, many others (Stannard, 1992:21).