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Vanyume Indian Tribe
The Vanyume Indians were a Uto-Aztecan
tribe of Southern California, relatives of the Serrano and
They were sometimes also known as the Beneme or Beñemé. The Vanyume no longer exist as a distinct
tribe. Most of them merged into the Serrano tribe, where their descendants remain today.
The Vanyume language was never well
recorded, but is thought to have been a dialect of Kitanemuk or a closely related language.
Vanyume Language Tree:
Theories about Vanyume language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Our Kitanemuk language resources.
Four Directions: Vanyume:
Timeline and links about Vanyume history.
Handbook of the Indians of California:
Ethnography of the California tribes, including information about the Vanyume.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Links pages about the Vanyumes.
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