- a member of a North American Indian people who once resided in the eastern portion of the upper Sacramento River valley in California.
- the now extinct Hokan language of the Yana, best known for a systematic differentiation between men's and women's speech.
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Examples from the Web for yana
When he had said these words, a man rose up before him, a Yana.
The myths from one to nine inclusive are Wintu, from ten to the end Yana.
The Yana name of this mountain is Wahkanopa, which means the son of Wahkalu.
Yana held a prescription in her hand, which had been written that morning.
Gender, indeed, is completely absent in Yana as a relational category.Language