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Cahuilla

[ kuh-wee-uh ]
/ kəˈwi ə /
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noun, plural Ca·huil·las, (especially collectively) Ca·huil·la for 1.
a member of a North American Indian people of southern California.
Also called Ivilyuat . the Uto-Aztecan language of the Cahuilla.
adjective
of or relating to the Cahuilla or their language.
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Origin of Cahuilla

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Spanish, possibly from Cahuilla kawi'a “master”
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How to use Cahuilla in a sentence

  • They slept at a miserable cabin in one of the clearings, and at early dawn pushed on, reaching the Cahuilla village before noon.

    Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Alessandro's face haunted him, and also the memory of Ramona's, as she lay tossing and moaning in the wretched Cahuilla hovel.

    Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
  • This Cahuilla village is in a small valley, high up in the San Jacinto range.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts|Helen Hunt Jackson
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