a member of a North American Indian group of small tribes speaking related dialects and occupying the San Joaquin Valley of California and the adjoining eastern foothill regions. Nearly all the Valley Yokuts are extinct; some foothill groups remain.
a Penutian family of languages spoken by the Yokuts.
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How to use Yokuts in a sentence
In another Indian language, Yokuts, vocalic modifications affect both noun and verb forms.Language | Edward Sapir
Like the Yokuts bear doctors, they were thought able to transform themselves bodily into bears.Pomo Bear Doctors | Samuel Alfred Barrett
This tribe lived just above the Yokuts and at points was in very close association with them.
The remaining Yokuts territory is large in area but relatively small in population.
The population in 1850 for the part of the Yokuts territory here being discussed was considered in a previous section.