Definition of Monache in US English:

Monache

(also Monachi)

noun

  • 1A member of any of at least six Numic-speaking Northern Uto-Aztecan peoples living west of the Sierra Nevada crest in central California; also called Mono or Western Mono.

  • 2The nearly extinct Western Numic language spoken by the Monache and the Owens Valley Paiute, especially the dialects spoken west of the Sierras by the Monache; = "Mono".

Origin

Late 19th century. From a Yokuts name for the Monache and the Owens Valley Paiute, e.g. Wikchamni moná′či.

Pronunciation

Monache

/məʊˈnɑːtʃi/