Yakama

noun Yak·a·ma \ˈya-kə-ˌmȯ\
variants: or

Yakima

\ˈya-kə-ˌmȯ\

Definition of Yakama

plural

Yakama

or

Yakamas

or

Yakima

or

Yakimas

  1. 1 :  a member of a group of Sahaptin peoples of the lower Yakima River valley, south central Washington

  2. 2 :  the language of the Yakama people

Origin and Etymology of yakama

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


First Known Use: 1838


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