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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.
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pima

(ˈpiːmə)
n
1. (Plants) a type of cotton that has long threads and is used to produce good-quality durable fabric, towels, sheets, etc
2. (Textiles) a type of cotton that has long threads and is used to produce good-quality durable fabric, towels, sheets, etc
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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.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
The Akimel O'odham call it "Komatke Do'ag," and the Pee Posh know it as "Vii Alh."
$4,305 Large Akimel O'odham [Pima] Basket; includes a large vibrant basket interwoven with a central floral design; diameter 29.5 in., mid-20th century.
This was largely accepted as fact, until fairly recently, when a team of genetic researchers made a fascinating discovery: the Pima (Akimel O'odham) in Arizona, with the highest rates of diabetes of any group, had the same genes but a very different lifestyle than the Pima who had stayed behind in Mexico, where type 2 diabetes was rare (Schulz, et al.2006).