Hohokam

noun
Ho·​ho·​kam | \ ˌhō-hō-ˈkäm How to pronounce Hohokam (audio) \
plural Hohokam

Definition of Hohokam

: a member of a prehistoric desert culture of the southwestern U.S. centering in the Gila Valley of Arizona and characterized especially by irrigated agriculture

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Hohokam adjective

First Known Use of Hohokam

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hohokam

O'odham (Uto-Aztecan language of southern Arizona) huhugam, literally, those who have gone

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The first known use of Hohokam was in 1884

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“Hohokam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hohokam. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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