Hokan


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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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Known in the past as excellent athletes, especially runners, and obviously adept wood carvers, the Seri are a small tribal group with an independent language, perhaps related to the Chontal of Central Mexico and distantly to the Hokan languages of California.
Goto, "Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: epidemiological study of 110 cases reported in japan," Nihon Geka Hokan, vol.
(4) Dentre as muitas grafias para designar o autor, encontram-se Occam, Ockham, Ockam, Olram, Hokan.
Adequate flow of hypothermic perfusion in the dog," Nihon Geka Hokan Archiv Fur Japanische Chirurgie, vol.
Syrian student Moayad Hokan, who participated alongside his friends in the protest, told The Daily Star, "We started planning this protest when they announced Rahbani was coming to the university, and we only wanted to express our denunciation of his opinions that support the Syrian regime and prey on the Syrian revolution."
Hovander House in Ferndale: Built by Swedish pioneer Hokan Hovander, this 350-acre homestead property is now a park operated by Whatcom County.
Curnow 1997 : 324-328), Jarawara (Arauan, Brazil; see Dixon 2004 : 414-415), and Jamul Tiipay (Hokan, Mexico; see Miller 2001 : 197--198, 272--274).
(6) Japanese historians have used three terms to explain the process of the "Meiji Restoration." The Taisei Hokan of October, 1867 refers to Shogun's returning sovereignty to the Emperor.
Takehiro, R., 2003, "Kinyu Hokan Kino toshiteno Kigyokan Shinyo (in Japanese) (Trade Credit as a Supplementary Financing Measure), World-wide Business Review of Doshisha University, 4, 3, 178-192.
The seven Pomoan languages are classified as part of Hokan. See O'Connor (1992) for details of some aspects of the grammar.