Shasta can be a reference to a Native American tribe, and also various locations in Northern California. The term is applied to numerous natural features in the same general vicinity, and many other items associated with the area. Shasta may refer to:

Native American

*Shasta (tribe), an indigenous people of Northern California and Southern Oregon
*Shastan languages, a family of Native American languages spoken by the Shasta and other Shastan peoples

Geography and Locations

*Mount Shasta, part of the Cascade Range in California
*Mount Shasta, California, a city located southwest of Mount Shasta
*Shasta County, California, named for the mountain
*Shasta River, a river near Mount Shasta
*Shasta Lake, the reservoir behind Shasta Dam
*Shasta Lake, California, a city near Shasta Lake
*Shasta Dam, on the Sacramento River in California
*Shasta Springs, a former resort on the Sacramento River
*Shasta, California, a former mining town (west of present-day Redding, California), now abandoned
*Shasta State Historic Park, the current state park at the site of Shasta
*State of Shasta, part of an 1854 proposal to partition California into three states


*Shasta daisy, a flower
*Shasta, a Liger bred in captivity

Pop culture

*Shasta (soft drink), a soft drink brand
*Shasta (Narnia), the main character in the 1954 C. S. Lewis novel: "The Horse and His Boy"
*"Shasta of the Wolves", a 1919 feral child novel and its title character by Olaf Baker
*"Shasta McNasty" was a television Sitcom on UPN that was later renamed to "Shasta"
*"Shasta Beast", the twelfth track on the 2006 Eagles of Death Metal release "Death By Sexy"
*Mount Shasta, the seventh track on singer-songwriter Vienna Teng's 2004 album Warm Strangers
*Shasta Trailers, a brand of camping trailers (RV's) popular in the late 50's, 60's, and 70's.


*"Shasta", a broadband routing node sold by Nortel Networks for use in telecommunications networks
*Shasta Groene, a young girl abducted from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
*Shasta Publishers, a 1950's US science fiction publishing imprint
*Shasta (mascot), the name of the University of Houston's mascot
*USS Shasta, either of two Ammunition Replenishment ships of the United States Navy
* SHASTA, the Callsign for Lynx Aviation, based in Denver, Colorado

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  • Shasta — [shas′tə] Mount [< a tribal name < ?] volcanic mountain in the Cascade Range, N Calif.: 14,162 ft (4,317 m) …   English World dictionary

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  • Shasta — El término puede referirse a: Shasta, un personaje de las Crónicas de Narnia. Shasta (tribu), una etnia indígena de California. Shasta (lengua), la lengua de los shasta. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo… …   Wikipedia Español

  • shasta — 1) An average to ugly looking person that you d sleep with anyway if nothing better is around. From the cheap soft drink Shasta. You ll still drink it if there isn t anything better around. The chick that Greg took home is shasta. Must have been… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Shasta — n. (in full Shasta daisy) a European plant, Chrysanthemum maximum, with large daisy like flowers. Etymology: Shasta in California …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shasta — Original name in latin Shasta Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Los Angeles longitude 40.59932 latitude 122.49196 altitude 322 Population 1771 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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