Achomawi


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A·cho·ma·wi

 (ə-chō′mə-wē′)
n. pl. Achomawi or A·cho·ma·wis
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting northeast California. Also called Pit River1.
2. The language of the Achomawi.

[Achomawi ažumaawi, river people (originally referring to a subtribe by the Fall River, California), from ažuma, it flows, river.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Achomawi - a member of the Achomawi community of northeastern CaliforniaAchomawi - a member of the Achomawi community of northeastern California
Hoka, Hokan - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
2.Achomawi - a community of Native Americans who speak a Hokan language and live in northeastern California
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
3.Achomawi - the Shastan language spoken by the Achomawi
Shastan - a group of languages of the Hokan family in California
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The descendants of the Achomawi and Atsugewi of northeastern California; the Nomlaki, Modoc, Yana, Whilkut, Wintu, and Wiyot of northwestern California; the Maidu, Miwok, and Yokuts of south-central California and the Paiute and Washoe of eastern California still stories of Gold Rush massacres.