Yaqui

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noun Ya·qui \ˈyä-kē\

Definition of Yaqui

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of Sonora, Mexico

  2. 2 :  the Uto-Aztecan language of the Yaqui people

Origin and Etymology of yaqui

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


First Known Use: 1861


Yaquí

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geographical name Ya·quí \yä-ˈkē\

Definition of Yaquí

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


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