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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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On the Morongo Indian Reservation, which straddles Route 10, there's an enormous mall of designer outlet stores, a casino, and a huge, photogenic dinosaur made of concrete that was featured in the film Pee Wee's Big Adventure.