Buena Vista Yokuts
RegionSan Joaquin Valley, California
EthnicityYokuts people
Yok-Utian ?
Language codes
ISO 639-3(included in Yokuts [yok])
Distribution of Buena Vista Yokuts

Buena Vista was a Yokuts language of California.[2] It was spoken in at least two local varieties around Buena Vista Lake in Kern County, California,"[1] in the villages of Hometwoli, Loasau, Tuhohi, and Tulamni.[3]


Pronouns in Buena Vista Yokuts

Two documented dialects of Buena Vista were Tulamni and Hometwali.[4] Tuhohi (also called Tohohai or Tuhohayi) was a similar dialect, spoken by a tribe who "lived among channels and sloughs of Kern River where they enter Tulare Lake."[5]

A variety of the Barbareño language "was heavily influenced by Buena Vista Yokuts." This language was called Emigdiano, as it was "spoken at San Emigdio near Buena Vista Lake."[6]


  1. ^ a b Victor Golla (2007) Atlas of the World's Languages, p. 11
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Buena Vista Yokuts". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Yokuts". Four Directions Institute. Archived from the original on January 28, 2002. Retrieved 2012-11-01.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Buena Vista Yokuts". California Language Archive. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  5. ^ "C. Hart Merriam papers relating to work with California Indians, p. 155". Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  6. ^ "Barbareño". Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. Retrieved 2012-11-01.