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 (păp′ə-gō′, pä′pə-)
n. pl. Papago or Pa·pa·gos
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(ˈpæp əˌgoʊ, ˈpɑ pə-)

n., pl. -gos, (esp. collectively) -go.
1. a member of an American Indian people of S Arizona and N Sonora in Mexico.
2. the Uto-Aztecan language shared by the Pima and Papago, esp. those forms of the language used by the Papago.
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Yet it had religious repercussions and in some ways affected Pimas and Papagos as a religious movement." Spicer refers particularly to Montezuma's impassioned drive to abolish the Indian Bureau and protect Indian rights: "His meetings at Sacaton on the Pima Reservation gained him many adherents, who were deeply dissatisfied with reservation conditions; at the same time he incurred the disapproval of the Indian Bureau.