Tewa

noun
Te·​wa | \ ˈtā-wə How to pronounce Tewa (audio) , ˈtē- \

Definition of Tewa

1 : a member of a Pueblo Indian people of New Mexico and Arizona
2 : the language of the Tewa people

First Known Use of Tewa

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Tewa

American Spanish Tegua, from Tewa téwa, a self-designation

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“Tewa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tewa. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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