Pi·​ma ˈpē-mə How to pronounce Pima (audio)
plural Pimas or Pima : a member of an Indigenous people of southern Arizona and northern Mexico
Piman adjective

Word History


American Spanish, short for earlier Pimahitos, Pima Aytos, from O'odham (18th century) pimahaitu nothing

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pima was in 1829

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

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