Definition of Yakama
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
First Known Use: 1838See Words from the same year
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