One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a North American Indian people residing in several distinct groupings in coastal and interior California.
2Any of the languages spoken by the Miwok peoples; these languages collectively or the grouping they constitute, a branch of the Miwok–Costanoan (or Utian) family, hypothesized to be part of the Penutian superfamily.
Of or relating to the Miwok or their languages.
Mid 19th century. From Central Sierra Miwok miw:ɨk, lit. ‘people’, plural of miw:ɨʔ person.
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