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 (yăk′ə-mə, -mô′)
A city of south-central Washington in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range southeast of Seattle. It grew as a processing center for the fertile valley of the Yakima River, which flows about 340 km (210 mi) generally southeast to the Columbia River near Richland.
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(ˈyæk əˌmɔ, -mə)

n., pl. -mas, (esp. collectively) -ma.
1. a river in S central Washington. 203 mi. (327 km) long.
a. a member of an American Indian people of the Yakima River valley and adjacent areas of S central Washington.
b. the Sahaptin dialect or language spoken by the Yakimas.
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