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n. pl. Luiseño or Lui·se·ños
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the coastal area of California south of Los Angeles.
2. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Luiseño.

[American Spanish, from San Luis Rey de Francia, a Spanish mission founded in Luiseño territory.]
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LISBETH HAAS OFFERED a significant contribution to California history by introducing and presenting the original manuscript of Pablo Tac (1820-1841), a nineteenth-century Payomkowishum (Luiseno) Indian scholar from Mission San Luis Rey.