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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hohokam was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Hohokam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hohokam. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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