Hualapai


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Hua·la·pai

or Wa·la·pai  (wä′lə-pī′)
n. pl. Hualapai or Huala·pais or Walapai or Wala·pais
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting northwest Arizona south of the Grand Canyon.
2. The Yuman language of the Hualapai.

[Mohave hwa·lyapay, pine person : hwa·lya, pine + -pay, person.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hualapai - a member of a North American people formerly living in the Colorado river valley in ArizonaHualapai - a member of a North American people formerly living in the Colorado river valley in Arizona
Hoka, Hokan - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
2.Hualapai - the Yuman language spoken by the WalapaiHualapai - the Yuman language spoken by the Walapai
Yuman - a group of language of the Hokan family in Arizona and California and Mexico
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Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers also features access information about Grand Canyon West, which is located on Hualapai tribal land.
Grand Canyon West, located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, is home of The Skywalk.
The West Rim area we visited is owned by the Hualapai people, native Americans who hold the site as sacred and firmly restrict any development.
The horseshoe-shaped bridge, a famous observation and photo sight on the Hualapai reservation, was closed to the public the following day, The Associated Press reported.
After being rejected, both men went to the Hualapai Tribe, whose reservation stretches 100 miles (160 kilometers) along the Grand Canyon's west rim.
It was a reminder that, long before the tourists came, this was the land of the Navajo and Hualapai American Indians.
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To reach the Hualapai Nation's tribal courts, for example, the incoming judge helicopters into the bottom of the Grand Canyon ...
"A Papillon Airways EC-130 vessel carrying a pilot and six passengers was reported to have crashed near Quartermaster Canyon, within the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Nation," a police chief said in a statement.
Saturday on the Hualapai Nation near Quartermaster Canyon, which is near the Grand Canyon's West Rim, AP reported.