San Juan Bautista

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The Spanish named a California mission San Juan Bautista meaning Saint John the Baptist, when they founded it in the late 18th century. The name was expanded by linguists to mean the natives of the region gathered at the mission, and their primary language.

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San Juan Bautista

  1. A city and mission located in California, United States.
  2. The native people of this region.
  3. The native language spoken in this region.



  • Kroeber, Alfred L. 1925. Handbook of the Indians of California. Washington, D.C: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin No. 78.
  • Teixeira, Lauren. The Costanoan/Ohlone Indians of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area, A Research Guide. Menlo Park, CA: Ballena Press Publication, 1997. ↑ISBN.

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San Juan Bautista ?

  1. The name Saint John the Baptist.
  2. Places named after Saint John the Baptist.

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