from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people inhabiting northeast California.
  • n. A member of this people. Also called Pit River1.
  • n. The language of the Achomawi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The native language spoken by the Pit River people of present-day California.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the Achomawi community of northeastern California
  • n. the Shastan language spoken by the Achomawi
  • n. a community of Native Americans who speak a Hokan language and live in northeastern California


Achomawi ažumaawi, river people (originally referring to a subtribe by the Fall River, California), from ažuma, it flows, river.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An anglicization of the name of the Fall River band, ajúmmááwí, from ajúmmá "river". (Wiktionary)


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