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A·rap·a·hoalso A·rap·a·hoe (ə-răp′ə-hō′)
n. pl. Arapaho or A·rap·a·hos also Arapahoe or A·rap·a·hoes
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Colorado and southeast Wyoming, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and central Wyoming. Traditional Arapaho life was based on the buffalo-hunting culture of the Great Plains.
2. The Algonquian language of the Arapaho.
[Crow aaraxpéahu, those with many tattoos.]
npl -hos or -ho
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people of the Plains, now living chiefly in Oklahoma and Wyoming
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
or A•rap•a•hoe(əˈræp əˌhoʊ)
n., pl. -hos or -hoes (esp. collectively) -ho or -hoe.
1. a member of a Plains Indian people resident on the upper drainages of the Platte and Arkansas rivers in the mid-19th century: surviving groups live in Wyoming and Oklahoma.
2. the Algonquian language or languages of the Arapaho.
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|Noun||1.||Arapaho - a member of a tribe of Plains Indians formerly inhabiting eastern Colorado and Wyoming (now living in Oklahoma and Wyoming)|
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
|2.||Arapaho - the Algonquian language spoken by the Arapaho|