• A member of a North American Indian people who once resided in the eastern portion of the upper Sacramento River valley in California.

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  • A female given name from Slavic languages. A romanization of the Bulgarian or Russian name Я́на.
  • A river in Sakha (Yakutia), Russia that rises near Verkhoyansk and flows into the Yana Bay of the Laptev Sea.
  • The now extinct Hokan language of the Yana people, best known for a systematic differentiation between men's and women's speech.


  • Cognate to English Jane, ultimately from Hebrew, feminine form of Ioannes ( =John).

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