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Yakama

Yakama

noun Yak·a·ma \ˈya-kə-ˌm\
plural Yakama or Yakamas or Yakima or Yakimas

Definition of YAKAMA

1
:  a member of a group of Sahaptin peoples of the lower Yakima River valley, south central Washington
2
:  the language of the Yakama people

Variants of YAKAMA

Yak·a·ma or Yak·i·ma \ˈya-kə-ˌm\

Origin of YAKAMA

earlier Eyakima, the Yakima River, Yakamas, perhaps from Sahaptin iyakíma, literally, pregnant ones
First Known Use: 1838

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