Ethnie: MOCOCO
Language; Timucua Taino
Family: Northern Maipuran
Stock: Maipuran
Phylum: Arawakan
Macro-Culture: Florida
Speakers Extinct
       The Mococo were a sedentary coastal tribe. They lived about the head of Tampa Bay on Florida's west coast. They received the first White explorers peacefully. They ultimately united early with another Timucuan tribe, and followed the sad fortunes of the Timucuans in general.
Aboriginal Locations (# of Villages)
FL    (1)
Present Locations
Confederated into another Timucuan tribe resulting in extinction
Year History
15XX Gave asylum to Spaniard Juan Ortiz who came to Florida with Narvaez expedition
1539 Chief befriended De Soto, served as De Soto's interpreter; tribe may have united with Utina
Year Total FL Population   Source
1500 200   NAHDB aboriginal estimate
1700     NAHDB calculation
1800 NAHDB calculation
1900 NAHDB calculation
2000     NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Osochi, Pohoy, Potano, Saturiwa, Tacatacuru, Tawasa, Timacua, Yustaga
Mococo Sites:
Arawakan Language Family Tree
Brief History of the Timucua Taino of Northern Florida
DeSoto's Florida Trails
DeSoto's Florida Trails
DeSoto's Florida Trails
Florida History
Juan Ortiz and an Indian Princess
Story of a Florida Pocahontas
Tampa Bay History
Taino Linguistic Lineage
Taino Timucua Tribe
Tascaluca Meet DeSota
Timucua Indian Coloring Pages
Timucua Indians
Timucua Indians - After the Europeans Came
Timucua Indian Tribe History
Timucua Language

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