Comanche

noun
Co·​man·​che | \ kə-ˈman-chē How to pronounce Comanche (audio) \

Definition of Comanche

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

First Known Use of Comanche

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Comanche

American Spanish, from Southern Paiute kɨmmanciŋʷɨ Shoshones, strangers

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18 May 2021

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“Comanche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Comanche. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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Comanche

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Comanche

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

Comanche

noun
Co·​man·​che | \ kə-ˈman-chē How to pronounce Comanche (audio) \
plural Comanche or Comanches

Kids Definition of Comanche

1 : a member of a tribe of indigenous people ranging from Wyoming and Nebraska into New Mexico and northwestern Texas
2 : the language of the Comanche people

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