Yokuts

Yokuts yō´ko͝ots [key], Native North Americans of S California. Their culture was essentially that of the California cultural area, and their basketry and pictographs are notable. In the late 18th cent. the Yokuts population was about 18,000 in 1990 it was under 3,000. The Yokuts, or Mariposan, languages are a branch of the Penutian linguistic family (see Native American Languages ).

See H. F. Hughes, The Valley of the Yokuts (1940).

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