Yaqui

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

Definition of Yaqui

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Yaquí

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

Definition of Yaquí (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Yaqui

Noun

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Yaqui

Noun

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 2 Jun. 2020.

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