Mohave

noun

Mo·​ha·​ve
variants or less commonly Mojave
mōˈhävē,
-hȧv-,
-vi
plural Mohave or Mohaves also Mojave or Mojaves
1
a
: an Indian people of the Colorado river valley in Arizona, California, and Nevada
b
: a member of such people
2
: a Yuman language of the Mohave people

Word History

Etymology

Mohave hamakhava three mountains; from the peaks near Needles, California, regarded by the Mohave as the center of their territory

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“Mohave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mohave. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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