Arapaho

noun
Arap·​a·​ho | \ ə-ˈra-pə-ˌhō How to pronounce Arapaho (audio) \
variants: or Arapahoe
plural Arapaho or Arapahos or Arapahoe or Arapahoes

Definition of Arapaho

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the plains region ranging from Saskatchewan and Manitoba to New Mexico and Texas
2 : the Algonquian language of the Arapaho people

First Known Use of Arapaho

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Arapaho

probably from Hidatsa arúpahu Arapaho, or a cognate word in another Siouan language

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“Arapaho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arapaho. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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Arapaho

noun
Arap·​a·​ho
variants: or Arapahoe \ ə-​ˈra-​pə-​ˌhō \
plural Arapaho or Arapahos or Arapahoe or Arapahoes

Kids Definition of Arapaho

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the plains region of the United States and Canada
2 : the language of the Arapahoe people

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