Mary Joachina Yee (née Mary Joachina Ygnacio Rowe; 1897–1965) was a Barbareño Chumash linguist. She was the last first-language speaker of the Barbareño language, a member of the Chumashan languages that were once spoken in southern California by the Chumash people.
Mary Joachina Yee
Mary Joachina Ygnacio Rowe
Near Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
|Died||1965 (aged 67–68)|
|Nationality||Chumash, United States|
|Other names||Mary J. Rowe|
|Known for||Last first-language speaker of the Barbareño language|
|Children||Valentina Yee, Josie Yee, John Yee, Angela Yee, and Ernestine Ygnacio-De Soto|
|Parent||Lucretia García (mother)|
|Relatives||Luisa Ygnacio (grandmother)|