Achomawi

noun

Acho·​ma·​wi
ə-ˈchō-mə-ˌwē
variants or Achumawi
ə-ˈchü-mə-ˌwē
plural Achomawi or Achomawis or Achumawi or Achumawis
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Achomawi, from achóma river

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Achomawi was in 1874

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“Achomawi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Achomawi. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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