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Yakama

noun, Yak·a·ma \ˈya-kə-ˌmȯ\

Definition of Yakama

plural Yakama or Yakamas or Yakima or Yakimas

  1. 1 :  a member of a group of Sahaptin peoples of the lower Yakima River valley, south central Washington

  2. 2 :  the language of the Yakama people



Variants of yakama

or Yakima \ˈya-kə-ˌmȯ\

Origin of yakama

earlier Eyakima, the Yakima River, Yakamas, perhaps from Sahaptin iyakíma, literally, pregnant ones


First Known Use: 1838


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