Am 11/09 23:25 Barry Garcia yscrifef: > Back to the Coastanoans. I saw on a site devoted to the Coastanoans, an > image showing the areas of the different tribes > (http://www.rahunzi.com/costano/maps/CostanoSouthMap.GIF). There are quite > a few in a very small area. I assume speaking different dialects (note: > it's a hypothetical reconstruction of tribal areas, but probably correct > for the most part): > > Just to show how many there were... > > Around the bay there were: Rumesen, Locuyusta In Calendaruc (my hometown > actually lies within their former territory), Tiuvta In Calendaruc, > Aptos/Cajastaca, Uypi > > Immediately surrounding them inland there were the: Sayante, Chalotaca, > Pitac/Chitactac, Unjaima, Motsun, Ensen > I think these are very evocative names. Have you considered Montreianising them and using them as names of localities, even informally? > Quite a large number of tribes, and it's only showing the southern > Costanoan tribes (the Coastanoans extend all the way to Clear Lake in the > north which is the northern limits of Montrei), and a small number of > Yokut tribes. I was quite happy to discover there is a Rumsen dictionary > out there. There's just about nothing on Rumsen (it's extinct, sadly). > Rumsen is in the Miwok-Costanoan branch of Penutian. > Just waiting to be revived and borrowed into Montreiano then. - andrew. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus [log in to unmask] Death is something you never live to regret.