Yaqui

noun
Ya·​qui | \ ˈyä-kē How to pronounce Yaqui (audio) \

Definition of Yaqui

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Sonora, Mexico
2 : the Uto-Aztecan language of the Yaqui people

First Known Use of Yaqui

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Yaqui

Mexican Spanish, alteration of earlier hiaqui, probably from Yaqui hiyaki, the Yaqui River

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“Yaqui.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yaqui. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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Yaquí geographical name

Ya·​quí | \ yä-ˈkē How to pronounce Yaquí (audio) \

Definition of Yaquí

river 420 miles (676 kilometers) long in the state of Sonora, northwestern Mexico, flowing southwest into the Gulf of California

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