Tar·​a·​hu·​ma·​ra ˌter-ə-hü-ˈmär-ə How to pronounce Tarahumara (audio)
plural Tarahumara or Tarahumaras : a member of an Indigenous people living in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico

called also Rarámuri

: the Uto-Aztecan language of the Tarahumara people

Examples of Tarahumara in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Lodge at Creel Hotel & Spa A rugged setting sets the scene at this beautiful lodge-style hotel in the heart of the Sierra Tarahumara mountains. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 11 Feb. 2024 The Minimalist Shoe Trend Went Maximalist In 2009, Christopher McDougall published Born to Run, a rollicking account of the distance running feats of a tribe living in Mexico’s Copper Canyons known as the Tarahumara. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 20 Dec. 2019

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Word History



First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tarahumara was in 1874

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“Tarahumara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tarahumara. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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