—Corrina Gould, Chochenyo Ohlone. A more correct identification is Ramaytush, according to an account by J.P. Harrington made in 1921 by a Chochenyo Ohlone who identified the peninsula as "ramai". The Yelamu were a tribelet of Ohlone people from the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California.The term Yelamu, or "the western people" was used by east bay Ohlone to describe the Ohlone people living on the San Francisco Peninsula. Meaning of Chochenyo. Ethnologue entry for Chochenyo ("East Bay, Chocheño"), cst The mythology of the Ohlone (Costanoan) Native American people of Northern California can be defined as the creation stories as well as other ancient narratives that contain elements of their spiritual and philosophical belief systems, and their conception of the world order. Ohlone (plural Ohlones or Ohlone) A member of an indigenous population native to the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas, California. Meaning of CHOCHENYO PEOPLE. Corrina Gould is a Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone woman, born and raised in Oakland, CA, the village of Huichin. Listen to the audio pronunciation of Chochenyo language on pronouncekiwi. See: Division of the Ohlone people of Northern California, Ohlone tribes and villages, East Bay Area, "The Little Tribe That Could. [2], Ohlone comprises eight attested varieties: Awaswas, Chalon, Chochenyo (also known as Chocheño), Karkin, Mutsun, Ramaytush, Rumsen, and Tamyen. When Spanish explorers and missionaries arrived in the late 18th century, the Ohlone inhabited the area along the coast from San Francisco Bay through Monterey Bay to the lower Salinas Valley.At that time they spoke a variety of related languages. Randall Milliken (1995:24–26) stated in 1995 that there were eight dialects, citing missionary-linguist Felipe Arroyo de la Cuesta to the effect that the idioms seemed distinct as one traveled from mission to mission, but actually formed a dialect chain from one neighboring local tribe to another. Sign in to disable ALL ads. This published list covers 400 Ohlone words from interviews of native speakers. Menlo Park, CA: Ballena Press Publication, 1997. Mak-’amham (mahk-AM-haam) means “our food” in the Chochenyo Ohlone language. Native names listed in the mission records were, in some cases, clearly principal village names, in others the name assigned to the region of a "multifamily landholding group" (per Milliken). The Ramaytush are one of the linguistic subdivisions of the Ohlone Native Americans of Northern California. The Costanoan/Ohlone Indians of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area, A Research Guide. Names of dialects or languages: Levy 1978:485; Teixeira 1997:33–34; Milliken 1995:24–26. The Ohlone subsisted mainly as hunter-gatherers and in some ways harvesters. [14], A partial table of words comes from Indian Names for Plants and Animals Among California and other Western North American Tribes by Clinton Merriam. Dec 2020. For the assertion they are dialects of one language, refer to Milliken, 1995:24–26 (an ethnohistorian, not a linguist), who cited missionary-linguist Felipe Arroyo de la Cuesta to that effect. Milliken (2008:6), himself an ethnohistorian and not a linguist, shifted his position in 2008 to follow Callaghan, referring to separate Costanoan languages rather than dialects. "Informant" interviews were made as early as 1890, and as late as the 1940s. Speakers were natives still alive who could remember their group's native language and details. 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