- a member of an American Indian people formerly living in several noncontiguous areas of California north of San Francisco Bay and eastward from the San Joaquin-Sacramento delta to the Sierras.
- any of the Penutian languages spoken by the Miwok.
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Examples from the Web for miwok
The Miwok panther doctor was similarly met and instructed by a panther.
It has only seemed feasible to append some comparisons with Yuki and Miwok beliefs.
Among the Maidu they are usually known as "burning," among the Miwok as "cry."The Religion of the Indians of California
A. L. Kroeber
To Elmendorf and me it "sounds" like the Coast Miwok word for chief or friend.Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579
Robert F. Heizer
The Miwok relate how a man was hunting in the chaparral south of the Stanislaus when a bear appeared and asked what he was doing.