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

  • n. A Native American people inhabiting south-central Arizona along the Gila and Salt rivers.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Pima, dialectally related to Papago.

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  • proper n. a group of American Indians living in an area consisting of what is now central and southern Arizona (USA) and Sonora (Mexico).

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

  • n. a member of the North American Indian people living in southern Arizona and northern Mexico
  • n. the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Pima


From American Spanish Pimahitos, Pimas, from obsolete Pima pimahaitu, nothing (misunderstood by missionaries as a tribal name).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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