Pima

noun
Pi·​ma | \ ˈpē-mə How to pronounce Pima (audio) \
plural Pimas or Pima

Definition of Pima

1 : a member of an American Indian people of southern Arizona and northern Mexico

Other Words from Pima

Piman \ ˈpē-​mən How to pronounce Pima (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Pima

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Pima

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

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“Pima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pima. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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