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Vanyume Indian Tribe

The Vanyume Indians were a Uto-Aztecan tribe of Southern California, relatives of the Serrano and Kitanemuk tribes. 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.

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Vanyume Language Tree:
    Theories about Vanyume language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kitanemuk Language:
    Our Kitanemuk language resources.

Vanyume Culture and History Links

Four Directions: Vanyume:
    Timeline and links about Vanyume history.

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Handbook of the Indians of California:
    Ethnography of the California tribes, including information about the Vanyume.

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Vanyume Tribe:
Links pages about the Vanyumes.

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