Pomo

noun
Po·​mo | \ ˈpō-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce Pomo (audio) \
plural Pomo or Pomos

Definition of Pomo

1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples of northern California
2 : any of the family of languages spoken by the Pomo

First Known Use of Pomo

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Pomo

in part from Northern Pomo pho·mo·, a village name, literally, at red earth hole; in part from Northern Pomo phoʔmaʔ one residing at (the place denoted by the preceding element)

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“Pomo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pomo. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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