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Handbook of Indians of California (1919), by A. L. Kroeber (1919)


Chapter 58.

PLACE NAMES.

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Table 12.—Source of Some California Place Names of Indian Origin.

[Editor’s note: only Sierra Miwok and Mono place names in the Handbook are copied here—dea.]

Ahwahnee Miwok village in Yosemite valley.
Chagoopa Probably Mono
Cosumnes Miwok village
Hetch Hetchy Miwok name of a plant.
Kaiaiauwa Possibly Miwok.
Koip Probably Mono “mountain sheep.”
Kuna Perhaps Mono “firewood.”
Mokelumne Miwok "people of Mokel," a village.
Oleta Perhaps Miwok.
Omo Miwok village.
Omochumnes. Miwok "people of Umucha."
Pohono Probably Miwok.
Taboose Perhaps a Mono Shoshonean word.
Tehipite Perhaps a Mono Shoshonean word.
Tenaya Miwok chief.
Tissaack Miwok place name of mythological origin.
Toowa Probably a Mono word.
Yosemite Miwok: usually said to mean "grizzly bear;" perhaps "killers."

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