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Inaja Band
of Diegueno Mission Indians
Total population
15–16
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( California)
Languages
Ipai, Kumeyaay, English,Yuman branch of Hokan linguistic group.
Religion
Traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
other Kumeyaay tribes, Cocopa,
Quechan, Paipai, and Kiliwa

The Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Kumeyaay Indians, who are sometimes known as Mission Indians.

Reservation

The Inaja and Cosmit Reservation (33°00′38″N 116°38′30″W / 33.01056°N 116.64167°W / 33.01056; -116.64167) is a federal Indian reservation located 36 miles northeastern San Diego County, California, near Julian. It is accessible via Interstate 8 east and California Route 67 north.The reservation is 880 acres (3.6 km2) large with a population of approximately 15. The reservation consists of two parcels of land, one Inaja, the other Cosmit, that sit at the base the Cuyamaca Peak and is accessed only by one unpaved road that is usually fenced off to prevent trespassers. Older houses exist at Inaja, but harsh winter conditions and lack of facilities hinder development. Cosmit used to have residences and tribal dances and fiestas in years past.

The reservation was established in 1875. In 1973, none of the 21 enrolled members lived on the reservation.The Tribe is federally recognized.


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