Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Native American people inhabiting south-central Arizona along the Gila and Salt Rivers.
  • noun The Uto-Aztecan language of the Pima, closely related to O'odham.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[From American Spanish Pimahitos, Pimas, from obsolete Pima pimahaitu, nothing (misunderstood by missionaries as an ethnic self-designation).]

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