Acho·​ma·​wi | \ ə-ˈchō-mə-ˌwē \
variants: or Achumawi \ ə-​ˈchü-​mə-​ˌwē \
plural Achomawi or Achomawis or Achumawi or Achumawis

Definition of Achomawi

1a : an Indian people of the Pit river valley in northern California
b : a member of such people
2 : a Shastan language of the Achomawi people

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First Known Use of Achomawi

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Achomawi

Achomawi, from achóma river

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“Achomawi.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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