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n. pl. Cahuilla or Ca·huil·las
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting parts of southeast California.
2. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Cahuilla.

[American Spanish, perhaps from Cahuilla káwiya, master, boss.]


(kəˈwi ə)

n., pl. -las, (esp. collectively) -la.
1. a member of an American Indian people of S California.
2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Cahuilla.
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His first microgrid installation was in 2008 for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians to power their trading post at the entrance to the famed Indian Canyons of Palm Springs.
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Meyers, a member of southern California's Cahuilla tribe, was educated at Dartmouth and went on to become one of the best catchers of the dead-ball era before retiring from professional baseball in 1920.
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Los Coyotes Barstow Casino, a US-based casino owned by Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians, has acquired a draft environmental impact statement from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, in US.
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Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, said they never worked with or even met Abramoff, and that they have long-standing relationships with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs.
Between 2000 and 2004, Smith or his Impact America Leadership PAC received $10,500 from Abramoff Indian tribe clients, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians ($1,500), the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana ($8,000) and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe ($1,000), according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign finance watchdog group.
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