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esselen Explained

Esselen at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a member of a North American Indian people living on the
California coast near Monterey
2: the Hokan language spoken by the Esselen people

Esselen at English (WD) Of Explained:

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The name Esselen "probably derived from the name of a major native village", possibly from the village known as Exseein, or the place called Eslenes'' the site of the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo. The Spanish extended the term to mean the entire linguistic group (Hester 1978:498-499).

Proper noun

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  • An indigenous population native to the region of Big Sur on the Central Coast of California.
    1. The language of this people.

      External links

      * Inter: ethnologue » lang=Esselen|code=esq


      Breschini, Gary S. and Trudy Haversat. 2004. The Esselen Indians of the Big Sur Country: The Land and the People. Salinas: Coyote Press. ISBN 1-4044-0003-6

  • Hester, Thomas R. 1978. Esselen, in Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 8 (California). William C. Sturtevant, and Robert F. Heizer, eds. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. ISBN 0-16-004578-9 / 0160045754, pages 496-499.

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