Yakama

noun
Yak·​a·​ma | \ ˈya-kə-ˌmȯ How to pronounce Yakama (audio) \
variants: or Yakima
plural Yakama or Yakamas or Yakima or Yakimas

Definition of Yakama

1 : a member of a group of Sahaptin peoples of the lower Yakima River valley, south central Washington
2 : the language of the Yakama people

First Known Use of Yakama

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Yakama

earlier Eyakima, the Yakima River, Yakamas, perhaps from Sahaptin iyakíma, literally, pregnant ones

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“Yakama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yakama. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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