Yakama

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

Definition of Yakama

plural Yakama or Yakamas or Yakima or Yakimas
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

Origin and Etymology of yakama

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


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