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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.]
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|Noun||1.||Achomawi - a member of the Achomawi community of northeastern California|
|2.||Achomawi - a community of Native Americans who speak a Hokan language and live in northeastern California|
|3.||Achomawi - the Shastan language spoken by the Achomawi|
Shastan - a group of languages of the Hokan family in California
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