Purisimeño was one of the Chumashan languages traditionally spoken along the coastal areas of Southern California near Lompoc. It was also spoken at the La Purisima Mission.[1]

Native toCalifornia, United States
Extinct(date missing)
  • Southern
    • Central
      • Purisimeño
Language codes
ISO 639-3puy
La Purisima Mission, Lompoc, California

A vocabulary of "La Purrissima or Kagimuswas (Purismeno Chumash)" was collected by Henry Wetherbee Henshaw in 1884.[2] John P. Harrington also documented the language, and wrote a sketch of the grammar.[3]

Dr. Timothy Henry of the Western Institute for Endangered Language Documentation (WIELD) created a dictionary of the language.[4]

Writing system edit

Purisimeño alphabet
a e ǝ h i k l ~ ł m n o p q s
š šʰ š̓ t ts tsʰ ts̓ tšʰ tš̓ u w x ~ x̂ y

References edit

  1. ^ "Purisimeño". Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  2. ^ Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee. "Santa Barbara (Barbareno Chumash) and La Purrissima or Kagimuswas (Purismeno Chumash) vocabularies September 18, 1884". Retrieved 2013-05-08.
  3. ^ "Papers of John P. Harrington, Part 3, Southern California Basin". California Language Archive. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
  4. ^ "Purisimeño Project".

External links edit