[ kuh-wee-uh ]

noun,plural Ca·huil·las, (especially collectively) Ca·huil·la for 1.
  1. a member of a North American Indian people of southern California.

  2. Also called Ivilyuat . the Uto-Aztecan language of the Cahuilla.

  1. of or relating to the Cahuilla or their language.

Origin of Cahuilla

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

Words Nearby Cahuilla Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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