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 (tär′ə-ho͞o-mär′ə, tăr′-)
n. pl. Tarahumara or Ta·ra·hu·ma·ras
1. A member of a Native American people of north-central Mexico.
2. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Tarahumara.

[American Spanish, from alteration of Tarahumara Rarámuri, the people, Tarahumara.]


(ˌtɑr ə huˈmɑr ə, ˌtær-)

n., pl. -ras, (esp. collectively) -ra.
1. a member of an American Indian people of the Sierra Madre region of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Tarahumara.
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Noun1.Tarahumara - a member of the Taracahitian people of north central Mexico
Taracahitian - a member of a group of peoples of Mexico
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