Miwok definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. Miwok or Mi·woks
- a. A Native American people formerly composed of numerous groups inhabiting central California from the Sierra Nevada foothills to the San Francisco Bay area, with a small number of present-day descendants in the same region.b. A member of this people.
- Any of the Penutian languages of this people.
Origin: Central Sierra Miwok míw·ɨ·k, people.