Santa-clara definitions

săn'tə klăr'ə, klâr'ə
A city of central Cuba east-southeast of Havana. Founded in 1689, it is a processing center and rail junction.
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A city of northern California in Silicon Valley northwest of San Jose.
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City in central Cuba.
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City in W Calif., near San Jose.
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A county, city and mission located in California, United States.
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The native people of this region.
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The native language spoken in this region.
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Origin of santa-clara

The Spanish named a California Mission Santa Clara de Asís after Saint Clare of Assisi in the late 18th century. Eventually the name was extended by linguists to mean the native Tamyen people gathered at the mission and their primary language.