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Yu·ma 1

n. pl. Yuma or Yu·mas

[Spanish, from O'odham yuumi.]

Yu·ma 2

A city of southwest Arizona on the Colorado River. It grew as a river crossing during the California gold rush in the mid-1800s.


(ˈyu mə)

a city in SW Arizona, on the Colorado River. 51,000.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Yuma - a member of the North American Indian people of Arizona and adjacent Mexico and California
Hoka, Hokan - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
2.Yuma - a town in southwestern Arizona on the Colorado River and the California border
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
3.Yuma - the Yuman language spoken by the Yuma
Yuman - a group of language of the Hokan family in Arizona and California and Mexico
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Yuma sits on the eastern bank of the Colorado River.
based AEA for alleged breach of contract, claiming that the credit union severed his line of credit and filed suit against him to collect on his loan, the Yuma Sun reported in a March 15 article.