Yu·​man ˈyü-mən How to pronounce Yuman (audio)
: a family of languages spoken by Indigenous peoples of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico
Yuman adjective

Word History


Yuma Quechan (member of a Yuman-speaking people of the lower Colorado River valley), from Spanish, from O'odham yu·mĭ

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yuman was in 1896

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“Yuman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yuman. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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