Opata

noun
Opa·ta | \ ōˈpätə \
plural Opata or Opatas

Definition of Opata 

1a : a Taracahitian people or group of peoples of the northeastern part of the state of Sonora, Mexico

b : a member of such people or group of peoples

2 : the language of the Opata people

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Pima, literally, hostile people

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