Ethnie: POHOY
Language; Timucua Taino
Family: Northern Maipuran
Stock: Maipuran
Phylum: Arawakan
Macro-Culture: Florida
Speakers Extinct
      The Pohoy were a sedentary coastal tribe. They were located on the south shore of Tampa Bay. The tribe was destroyed by pestilence with the survivors being absorbed into other cultures.
Aboriginal Locations (# of Villages)
FL   Ocita
Present Locations
Year History
1539 De Soto established his headquarters in town of Pohoy chief, Capt. Calderon and 100 men remained for five months
1612 Visited by Ensign Cartaya
1726 Survivors of epidemic totaling 20 located at mission near St. Augustine
1728 Returned to their homes
Year Total FL Population   Source
1681 300   Swanton
1700 300   NAHDB calculation
1800 0 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation
2000 0   NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Mococo, Osochi, Potano, Saturiwa, Tacatacuru, Tawasa, Timacua, Yustaga
Pohoy Sites:
500 Year of Baker County
Brief History of the Timucua Taino of Northern Florida
DeSoto's Florida Trails
Florida Indian Tribes
Linguists Research Timucua, a Language with No Speakers
Taino Linguistic Lineage
Taino Timucua Tribe
Timucua Indian Coloring Pages
Timucua Indians
Timucua Indians
Timucua Indians - After the Europeans Came
Timucua Indian Tribe History
Timucua Language

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