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Ya·qui

 (yä′kē)
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.]
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Yaqui

(Spanish ˈjaki)
n
(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)
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Ya•qui

(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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284) La alta productividad de las misiones yaquis permitio apoyar la evangelizacion en la Baja California y la fama de la fertilidad de sus suelos los hizo desde temprano muy codiciados; la presion se incremento al ser expulsados los jesuitas en 1767 pero el reparto de tierras decretada en junio de 1769 por el visitador Jose de Galvez fue de imposible cumplimiento en el Yaqui, aunque abrio el resquicio por donde se colaron las expectativas de colonos no indigenas exigiendo su derecho a poseer tan fertiles territorios.
Cuando en el Mexico independiente cambiaron las circunstancias politicas, incremento la coaccion hacia los indigenas y sus tierras; el siglo XIX atestiguo innumerables rebeliones yaquis, que continuaron las primeras decadas de la siguiente centuria.
Rensink focuses his study on the experience of two Indigenous nations: the Yaquis of Arizona and the Crees of Montana, both of whom came to the U.S.
Sobre la base de esos criterios, CRUNO ha identificado las siguientes areas geografico-productivas: a) los valles del Yaqui y Mayo; b) las comunidades yaquis; d) la Sierra, donde predomina la ganaderia extensiva y, en parte, la agricultura de temporal; e) el area de riego por bombeo de Guaymas-Empalme; f) el Sistema Hidraulico Integrado del Noroeste (SHINO).
Between 1790 and 1832 and then between 1876 and 1909, the Yaquis maintained armed conflicts (the so-called "Yaqui Wars") against the viceregal government and also against the various governments of Sonora as a state of Mexican republic.
Thamar Richey was a pioneer teacher who became an important figure for the Pascua Yaqui.<br />She was born on August 8, 1858, on a farm in Indian County, Pennsylvania, one of nine children.