Quechan

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Que·chan

 (kĕch′ən, kwŭt′sän′)
n. pl. Quechan or Que·chan
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting an area along the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California.
2. The Yuman language of the Quechan. In both senses also called Yuma.

[Quechan kwaćȧn, those who descended (from the sacred mountain of creation).]
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