Definition of Miwok in US English:

Miwok

(also Miwuk, Muwa, Mewuk)

noun

  • 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.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Miwok or their languages.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Central Sierra Miwok miw:ɨk, lit. ‘people’, plural of miw:ɨʔ person.

Pronunciation

Miwok

/ˈmiːwɒk/