Yuman
noun Etymology: Yuma Quechan (member of a Yuman-speaking people of the lower Colorado River valley), from Spanish, from O'odham yu•mĭ Date: 1891 an American Indian language family of southwestern United States and northern Mexico • Yuman adjective

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  • Yuman — Yu man, a. Designating, or pertaining to, an important linguistic stock of North American Indians of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, nearly all agriculturists and adept potters and basket makers. Their usual dwelling is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yuman — [yo͞o′mən] n. 1. a member of a group of North American Indian peoples of the SW U.S. and NW Mexico 2. the family of languages spoken by these peoples, including Yuma adj. designating or of these peoples or their languages or cultures …   English World dictionary

  • Yuman — The Yuman people are a group of Native American ethnic groups of the Yuman Cochimí language family. The historic Yuman speaking peoples in this region were skilled warriors and active traders, maintaining exchange networks with the Pima in… …   Wikipedia

  • Yuman — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Yuma. Les Yuman sont un groupe amérindien de la famille linguistique ethnique Yuman Cochimí. Ils sont originaires de Haute et Basse Californie (Mexique). Le peuple historique parlant Yuman dans cette région… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yuman — /yooh meuhn/, n. 1. a family of languages including the language shared by the Yuma and Mohave Indians and several other languages of the lower valley of the Colorado River. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Yuman. [1890 95; YUM(A) + AN] * * * ▪ people …   Universalium

  • Yuman — /ˈjumən/ (say yoohmuhn) noun 1. a Native American linguistic stock of the south western US. –adjective 2. of or relating to the Yuman …   Australian English dictionary

  • yuman — yu·man …   English syllables

  • Yuman — Yu•man [[t]ˈyu mən[/t]] n. peo a family of languages spoken by American Indian peoples of the lower Colorado River valley and adjacent areas in W Arizona, S California, and N Baja California …   From formal English to slang

  • Yuman — I noun a group of language of the Hokan family in Arizona and California and Mexico • Hypernyms: ↑Hokan, ↑Hoka • Hyponyms: ↑Akwa ala, ↑Cochimi, ↑Cocopa, ↑Cocopah, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yuman–Cochimí languages — Yuman–Cochimí Yuman Geographic distribution: Colorado River basin and Baja California Linguistic classification: Hokan ? Yuman–Cochimí Subdivision …   Wikipedia

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