The Gabrielino came to California from the Great Basin region of Montana and Nevada, and brought with them a language base that is classified as Uto- Axtecan, and is of Shoshonean dialect. The sound of their language - and the way it is translated into the English alphabet - shows that it is very different than their neighboring Chumash language.
Here are a few examples of the Gabrielino language.
The above words were gathered by Alexander Taylor in 1856 from " Indians living near the Mission of San Gabriel, according to The First Gabrielinos" by William McCawley.
Other words recorded include :
Isthmus Cove community on Catalina Najquqar
Santa Barbara Island ‘Ichunash ( meaning a loud alarm, such as the blow of a trumpet )
Catalina Island Pimugna
San Clemente Island Kiinkepar
San Nicholas Island Xaraashnga ( meaning stony)