Meaning of Costanoan
Pronunciation: (kos"tu-nō'un, kô"stu-), [key]
- a family of eight languages, now extinct, spoken by American Indian peoples of coastal California: part of the Penutian stock.
- any of the speakers of these languages, who formerly inhabited the coast and adjacent river valleys from San Francisco Bay south to Monterey Bay and Point Sur.
- of or pertaining to Costanoan or the Costanoans.
- costanoan (Thesaurus)