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  1. Kiliwa, Kiliwi(noun)

    a member of a North American Indian people living in northern Baja California

  2. Kiliwa, Kiliwi(noun)

    the Yuman language spoken by the Kiliwa


  1. Kiliwa people

    The Kiliwa are an aboriginal people of northern Baja California, Mexico. They occupied a territory lying between the Cochimí on the south and the Paipai on the north, and extending from San Felipe on the Gulf of California to San Quintín on the Pacific coast. Their traditional language is the Kiliwa language. The Ñakipa have sometimes been distinguished from the Kiliwa as a separate ethnolinguistic group within the southwestern portion of what is here considered Kiliwa territory. The limited linguistic evidence that is available for the Ñakipa indicates that they spoke the same language as the eastern Kiliwa.


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