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Twana is the collective name for a group of nine Coast Salish peoples in the northern-mid Puget Sound region, most of which are extinct or are now subsumed into other groups and organized tribes. The Skokomish are the main surviving group and self-identify as the Twana today. The language spoken by these peoples is closely related to Lushootseed and is also called Twana.

The nine groups were known by their locations, the nine groups were the Dabop, Quilcene ("salt-water people"), Dosewallips, Duckabush, Hoodsport, Skokomish (Skoko'bsh), Vance Creek, Tahuya, and Duhlelap (Tule'lalap). Of these nine sub-communities of Twana, by 1860 there were 33 settlements in total, of which the Skokomish were the largest. Most descendants of all groups now are part of the Skokomish Tribal Nation and live on the Skokomish Indian Reservation at Skokomish, Washington.

Usage examples of "twana".

Now all that remained was to find Twana and return her safely to Hores.

Even Twana should be able to climb the hills without too much trouble, if that turned out to be necessary.

Instead of seeming relieved or happy at the idea, Twana shuddered again and shook her head furiously.

Gradually he understood what a sniffer was and why Twana and her people were frightened of it.

It was time that he and Twana moved on, to take advantage of the remaining daylight.

Blade and Twana waited in the shadows at the foot of the hills until darkness came.

Blade spread one blanket on the ground under them, then drew Twana close with one arm and pulled the rest of the blankets over them with the other.

Blade clung to Twana, not only in passion, but in the need to hold on to some part of the real world.

He woke Twana, and together they collected their gear and headed toward the hills.

This seemed as good a time as any to find out what made Twana so fearful of the hills and the Wall.

He would cheerfully risk his own neck many times over to satisfy his curiosity, but he would not put Twana in danger if he could avoid it.

Blade had a brief, bleak moment of realizing that Twana had been right.

If the sniffers could follow such a faint trail, they were as good as Twana said they were.

On the evening of the third day, Blade knew that he and Twana had reached the end of their running.

Blade knew that in another day or two he and Twana would no longer be able to afford the time to sleep at night.