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Cochimi, a people of Lower California, whose original territory extended from the head of the Gulf of California to Loreto; two divisions, Laymon and Ika; speech quite distinct from all other native languages, though showing some slight affinity with the Yuma of Arizona. The Cochimi formerly roamed the northern plains now occupied by the Bocopas, by whom they were gradually driven west of the Colorado. They are a restless nomad people, continually shifting their camping grounds, seeking the shelter of rocks or brushwood, but building no habitations of any kind except, perhaps, a few dens or lairs for their sick. Formerly they even dispensed with all clothing, though fond of ornaments such as shell necklaces, bracelets, and feathery head-dresses. They are dying out.