Purisimeño language

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Native to California
Region Lompoc
Extinct (date missing)
  • Southern
    • Central
      • Purisimeño
Language codes
ISO 639-3 puy
Glottolog puri1259[1]

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.[2]

A vocabulary of "La Purrissima or Kagimuswas (Purismeno Chumash)" was collected by Henry Wetherbee Henshaw in 1884.[3] John P. Harrington also documented the language, and wrote a sketch of the grammar.[4]


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Purisimeno". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ "Purisimeño". Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  3. ^ Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee. "Santa Barbara (Barbareno Chumash) and La Purrissima or Kagimuswas (Purismeno Chumash) vocabularies September 18, 1884". Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Papers of John P. Harrington, Part 3, Southern California Basin". California Language Archive. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 

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