Penutian meaning

pə-no͝otē-ən, -shən
A proposed stock of North American Indian languages spoken in Pacific coastal areas from California into British Columbia.
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A group of remotely related language families, consisting of North American Indian languages of California, British Columbia, and New Mexico.
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Origin of penutian

  • From the reconstructed words for “two” in two of its subgroups

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition