Po·​mo ˈpō-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce Pomo (audio)
plural Pomo or Pomos : a member of a group of Indigenous peoples of northern California
: any of the family of languages spoken by the Pomo

Examples of Pomo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the ancestral land of the Pomo tribe, but European settlers arrived in the early 1800s and essentially pillaged it for timber. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 28 June 2023 Destiny Elliot came to the event to sell Native American jewelry to raise money for her daughter’s quinceañera through her business Pomo Spiritual Readings. Austindedios, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix was number 12, while Scottsdale's Pomo Pizzeria ranked 38 and Craft 64 came in at number 50. Jonmaesha Beltran, The Arizona Republic, 28 June 2022 The Southern Pomo built tule balsa rafts and lived in tule huts all over the Santa Rosa Plain, fishing for salmon with hooks chipped from chert. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 24 Mar. 2022 The Koi Nation is one of the remaining groups of Pomo people who lived for thousands of years on an island in Clear Lake. Chase Difeliciantonio, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Sep. 2021 The casino is owned and operated by the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians; the operators could not be reached for comment. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, 5 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History


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)

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pomo was in 1852

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“Pomo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pomo. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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