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

  • n. A Native American people sharing reservation lands with the Pima in south-central Arizona.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Yuman language of the Maricopa.

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  • proper n. Native American peoples: The Maricopa belong to the Yuman linguistic stock, a part of the Hokan family. They originate in the Colorado River area, but following an exodus in the 1700s or 1800s, they live amongst the Pima in the vicinity of the Gila and Salt Rivers.
  • proper n. County in Arizona, includes the capital of the state. (derived from first meaning)
  • proper n. Town in Kern County, California.

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

  • n. the Yuman language spoken by the Maricopa and the Halchidhoma
  • n. a member of a North American Indian people of the Gila river valley in Arizona

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