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Pi·ma

 (pē′mə)
n. pl. Pima or Pi·mas
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting south-central Arizona along the Gila and Salt Rivers.
2. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Pima, closely related to O'odham.

[From American Spanish Pimahitos, Pimas, from obsolete Pima pimahaitu, nothing (misunderstood by missionaries as an ethnic self-designation).]

Pi′man adj.

pima

(ˈpiːmə)
n
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Pi•ma

(ˈpi mə)

n., pl. -mas, (esp. collectively) -ma.
1. a member of an American Indian people of S Arizona.
2. the Uto-Aztecan language shared by the Pima and Papago, esp. those forms of the language used by the Arizona Pimas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pima - a member of the North American Indian people living in southern Arizona and northern MexicoPima - a member of the North American Indian people living in southern Arizona and northern Mexico
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
2.Pima - the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Pima
Uto-Aztecan, Uto-Aztecan language - a family of American Indian languages
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