Salinan

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Etymology[edit]

The Salinan were named after the Salinas River by Robert Latham first in 1856, and by John Wesley Powell in 1891.

Proper noun[edit]

Salinan (plural Salinans)

  1. An indigenous population native to the region of the Salinas Valley, California.
  2. The language of this people.

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References[edit]

  • Hester, Thomas R. 1978. Salinan, in Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 8 (California). William C. Sturtevant, and Robert F. Heizer, eds. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. ISBN 0-16-004578-9 / 0160045754, pages 500-504.