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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.]
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(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)
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(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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Yaqui Indigeneity: Epistemology, Diaspora, and the Construction of Yoeme Identity
"Seeve/frescos: sexualidad, genero y etnicidad en los significados de las relaciones sexuales entre varones en comunidades yoeme (yaquis) de Sonora, Mexico".
Despues de vencer militarmente al capitan de los soldados espanoles, los yoeme (2) aceptaron ser congregados en pueblos de mision bajo condicion de que a su tierra no entrarian soldados.
The Yaqui, or Yoeme, originally dwelt in Yaqui River valley, with a cultural focus on agriculture and trading throughout north Sonora (of Mexico) and south Arizona (US).
Where Melquiades provides memory through a protective filter, Yoeme, in Almanac, provides memory through a war-like filter, setting up an "us against them" mentality.
IT MUST BE NOTED that one of the most critical aspects of the Equality and Justice Run was the spiritual support we were given by the Yoeme and Akimel O'odham nations as we ran through their lands.
(45) But interestingly enough, the story of the snake at Laguna does not come from Sterling, our Laguna representative in the text and the character whom Silko has called its "moral center." (46) This Laguna story, a very important one that is part of the history of their name, is in Yoeme's almanac, a Yaqui inheritance of pre-Columbian origin, connecting the Mexican Indians of the past to contemporary Pueblo peoples.
`Sinahuisa' was collected from a Yoeme weaver at a mayo ejido (communal farm) in Sonora, Mexico.