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.
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- proper n. The native language spoken by the Pit River people of present-day California.
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- 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)
Another method, embracing both burial and cremation, has been practiced by the Pitt River or Achomawi Indians of California, who
Creation and Longevity -- Achomawi (Pit River, Cal.)