Hokan



[hoh-kuh n] /ˈhoʊ kən/

noun
1.
a proposed genetic grouping of American Indian languages comprising otherwise unclassified language families and isolates of California, the U.S. Southwest, and Mexico, including Yana, Pomo, Chumash, and Yuman.

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    [hohk] /hoʊk/ verb (used with object), hoked, hoking. 1. to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value (usually followed by up): a political speech hoked up with phony statistics. noun 2. . /həʊk/ verb 1. (transitive) usually foll by up. to overplay (a part, etc) often hoke […]

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    [hohk] /hoʊk/ verb (used with object), hoked, hoking. 1. to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value (usually followed by up): a political speech hoked up with phony statistics. noun 2. . /həʊk/ verb 1. (transitive) usually foll by up. to overplay (a part, etc) often hoke […]



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