Alliklik Language


The Alliklik language belonged to the Californian group of the Shoshonean division of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic stock, their closest relatives probably being the Serrano.

Alliklik Indians. Designation bestowed by the Ventura Chumash; meaning unknown.

Location. On the upper Santa Clara River.


  • Akavavi Kashtu,
  • Etseng,
  • Huyang, Küvung, and Pi’idhuku (on Piru Creek, the last mentioned at Piru);
  • Kamulus (on Castac Creek);
  • Kashtük Tsawayung (on a branch of Castac Creek).

Population. The Alliklik together with the Serrano, Vanyume, and Kitanemuk, numbered 3,500 in 1770 and 150 in 1910. The census of 1930 returned 361 southern California Shoshoneans.