Yakama

noun
Yak·a·ma | \ˈya-kə-ˌmȯ \
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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