Yakama

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Ya·ka·ma

also Ya·ki·ma  (yăk′ə-mə, -mô)
n. pl. Yakama or Ya·ka·mas also Yakima or Ya·ki·mas
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting south-central Washington.
2. The dialect of Sahaptin spoken by the Yakama.
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Ross helped found Heritage College, a small institution on the Yakima Nation Reservation in the state of Washington.
By involving scientists from the University of Idaho into their projects, the Service and the Yakima Nation gained the ability to analyze the impact of restoration efforts and improved their flexibility to work within strict permitting regulations.
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