Vol. 48 No. 2 (2000)
Research Article

Inyo Redux

Published 2000-06-01



The name of the Inyo Mountains and of Inyo County in California was reported in 1860 to mean ‘dwelling place of a great spirit’ in a local Indian language, but this etymology was later disputed. It is now confirmed that the name is derived from Panamint iuml;niuml;-yun ‘ ‘it's dangerous’.


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