San Luis Rey de Francia

Native Americans of San Luis Rey de Francia

The Takic speaking people associated with Mission San Luis Rey have been called Luiseño since the Spanish occupation. While there were some language differences with the natives to their north at San Juan Capistrano, who were called Juaneño, and the neophytes at San Gabriel, who were called Gabrielino in the mission era, researchers have concluded that "all of these people were ethnologically and linguistically one ethnic nationality." The estimated pre-contact population was 10,000. [fn]"Luiseño" by Lowell John Bean and Florence C. Shipek pp.

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