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also 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Arapaho - a member of a tribe of Plains Indians formerly inhabiting eastern Colorado and Wyoming (now living in Oklahoma and Wyoming)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
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.Arapaho - the Algonquian language spoken by the ArapahoArapaho - the Algonquian language spoken by the Arapaho
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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Intertwined with all this activity, of course, is Vicki's law practice in which she is currently defending a client involved in an assault case who she suspects may be in some way responsible for rifle shots on several pickups intended to scare nonnative cowboys away so jobs would become available for Arapahos.
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plural Arapaho or Arapahos or Arapahoe or Arapahoes
In Photo 3 the seated men, left to right, are Touch the Clouds, and the Arapahos Sharp Nose, Black Coal and Friday.
Last season, Sohapara - the name of her sire Arapahos in reverse - made hunt-racing history by winning the richest recorded point-to-point race at the Melton Hunt Club meeting at Garthorpe and shortly afterwards beat the highly rated Airoski at the Country Alliance meeting at Bonvilston.
Bruce Hobbs and Geoff Lewis land a double, with Princess Eboli beating Lake Naivasha in the Cheshire Oaks and Crested Grebe proving too good for Arapahos in the mile-and-a-half handicap.
The son of Arapahos has started this season were he left off last year, winning four races between the flags, his most recent victory coming at Wetherby last Saturday, where he was never off the bit in beating Barneys Gold by eight lengths.
is at Sandown when her Arapahos (Dick Hern/Joe Mercer), who may run in the Guineas at Newmarket or The Curragh, romps home in the mile heat.
Indeed, Comer claims persuasively that European-American entrepreneurs shifted the balance of power on the Southern Plains and the Southwest and helped to create the conditions for the subjugation of the Cheyennes and Arapahos.
Each centers around the Wyoming reservation housing the Arapahos and Cheyenne, with the Holden/O'Malley duo solving yet another crime or mystery.
Barry Hills, who continued his hot streak when Valentine Girl landed the Cheshire Oaks, had spent 19 years trying to win a second Chester Cup since Arapahos won for him in 1980.
While still featuring Vicki and Father John, the thrust of the book is well in the past: the late 19th century, to be exact, when Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show toured Europe featuring various Indian groups, including Arapahos like Chief Black Heart.