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n. pl. Yaqui or Ya·quis
1. A member of a Native American people of Sonora, a state of northwest Mexico, now also located in southern Arizona. Many Yaqui sought asylum in the United States in the early 1800s because of conflict with the Mexican government.
2. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Yaqui.

[Spanish, from Yaqui hiaki.]


(Spanish ˈjaki)
(Placename) a river in NW Mexico, rising near the border with the US and flowing south to the Gulf of California. Length: about 676 km (420 miles)


(ˈyɑ ki)

n., pl. -quis, (esp. collectively) -qui.
1. a member of an American Indian people orig. of S Sonora in Mexico: now living throughout Sonora and S Arizona.
2. one of a group of dialects, most now extinct, of the Uto-Aztecan language shared by the Yaquis and other peoples of NW Mexico.
3. a river in NW Mexico, flowing into the Gulf of California. 420 mi. (676 km) long.
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For decades, the iconic image of a Yaqui deer dancer graced the license plates of Sonora, Mexico.
En este apartado no se alude a la violencia que genero la campana militar en contra de la tribu yaqui, sino a mecanismos de coercion como el establecimiento de colonos mestizos y autoridades civiles y militares no indigenas en el valle del Yaqui y al desarrollo de infraestructura, obra publica y servicios que implicaron otras formas de control y dominio de la poblacion indigena.
Analizar los factores presentes en el proceso de construccion de grandes presas sobre el rio Yaqui entre 1934 y 1964.
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Part II analyzes the pilot project data for the three VAWA pilot project-qualifying tribes: the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the Tulalip Tribes, and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservations.
Alamos Gold reported in early September that construction of the first phase of its La Yaqui mine in Sonora, Mexico, was substantially complete, on budget and ahead of schedule, and that the project had poured its first gold.
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El volumen de agua producido en la cuenca del rio Yaqui, ubicada en Sonora, en el noroeste mexicano, empezo a ser controlado, en terminos hidraulicos, en los ultimos anos del siglo XIX; sin embargo, este control era precario y continuo siendolo hasta el inicio de la construccion de grandes embalses sobre la cuenca.
A violent conflict between two groups from the Yaqui tribe has brought attention to the differing views about development within indigenous communities.
Cynthia Radding's (1989) "Peasant Resistance on the Yaqui Delta: An Historical Inquiry into the Meaning of Ethnicity" provides a compelling framework for indigenous involvement with the PLM, although she is speaking only of Yaquis.