Comanche

noun Co·man·che \ kə-ˈman-chē \

Definition of Comanche

plural Comanche or Comanches
1 : a member of an American Indian people ranging from Wyoming and Nebraska south into New Mexico and northwestern Texas
2 : the Uto-Aztecan language of the Comanche people

Origin and Etymology of comanche

American Spanish, from Southern Paiute kɨmmanciŋʷɨ Shoshones, strangers


COMANCHE Defined for English Language Learners

Comanche

Definition of Comanche for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a Native American people of the southwestern U.S.


COMANCHE Defined for Kids

Comanche

noun Co·man·che \ kə-ˈman-chē \

Definition of Comanche for Students

plural Comanche or Comanches
1 : a member of an American Indian people ranging from Wyoming and Nebraska into New Mexico and northwestern Texas
2 : the language of the Comanche people

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