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Ho·kan

 (hō′kən)
n.
A proposed grouping of a number of Native American language families of western North America.

[From words meaning "two" in languages that have sometimes been considered to belong to the family, such as Atsugewi (Native American language of California) hoqi + -an.]
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Noun1.Hokan - a family of Amerindian languages spoken in California
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Chimariko - the Hokan language spoken by the Chimariko
Esselen - the Hokan language spoken by the Esselen
Kulanapan - a group of languages of the Hokan family
Quoratean - a group of languages of the Hokan family
Shastan - a group of languages of the Hokan family in California
Yuman - a group of language of the Hokan family in Arizona and California and Mexico
Yanan - a language group of the Hokan family
2.Hokan - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Achomawi - a member of the Achomawi community of northeastern California
Akwa'ala - a member of the Akwa'ala community in Baja California
Atsugewi - a member of a North American Indian people of northern California
Chimariko - a member of an extinct North American Indian people formerly living in California
Cochimi - a member of a North American Indian people living in central Baja California
Cocopa, Cocopah - a member of a North American Indian people living around the mouth of the Colorado River
Diegueno - a member of a North American Indian people of southern California
Esselen - a member of a North American Indian people living on the California coast near Monterey
Halchidhoma - a member of a North American Indian people of the Colorado river valley near the mouth of the Gila river; allied to the Maricopa
Havasupai - a member of a North American Indian people of Cataract Canyon in Arizona
Kamia - a member of a North American Indian people of southeastern California and northwestern Mexico
Karok - a member of a North American Indian people of the Klamath river valley in northern California
Kiliwa, Kiliwi - a member of a North American Indian people living in northern Baja California
Maricopa - a member of a North American Indian people of the Gila river valley in Arizona
Mohave, Mojave - a member of the North American Indian people formerly living in the Colorado river valley in Arizona and Nevada and California
Pomo - a member of an Indian people of northern California living along the Russian River valley and adjacent Pacific coast
Shasta - a member of the Indian people of northern California and southern Oregon
Hualapai, Hualpai, Walapai - a member of a North American people formerly living in the Colorado river valley in Arizona
Yahi - a member of an extinct North American Indian people who lived in northern California
Yana - a member of an extinct North American Indian people who lived in northern California
Yavapai - a member of a North American Indian people of central Arizona
Yuma - a member of the North American Indian people of Arizona and adjacent Mexico and California
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Haas' interest in the so-called Hokan languages and her attempts over the year's at reconstructing them have been models for all those working with these genetically intractable idioms.
The diversity of Sapirs interests is beautifully illustrated in the selections found in this volume, which the editor has arranged under several general categories: typology and classification, phonetic orthography, Hokan languages, Uto-Aztecan languages, and Algonquian and Ritwan.