Walapai

noun

Wa·​la·​pai
variants or less commonly Hualapai
ˈwäləˌpī
or Hualpai
-lˌ-
plural Walapai or Walapais also Hualapai or Hualapais or Hualpai or Hualpais
1
a
: an Indian people of the central Colorado river valley, Arizona
b
: a member of such people
2
: a Yuman language of the Walapai people

Word History

Etymology

Yuman Xawálapáiya, literally, pine tree people

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“Walapai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Walapai. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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