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Maricopa

[mar-i-koh-puh] /ˌmær ɪˈkoʊ pə/
noun, plural Maricopas (especially collectively) Maricopa for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people of south-central Arizona.
2.
the Yuman language of the Maricopa.
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  • He understood the illusion; so did the Maricopa; so did Reichter.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • There has been rumors of Apache raids to the east of Maricopa.

    A Wounded Name Charles King
  • This battle was fought at what is now called Maricopa Mountain.

    Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights J. William Lloyd
  • Their old foes are invited, and if any Pima or Maricopa attends he is given a horse.

    Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights J. William Lloyd
  • Edwards' fiction, it seems, had become sober fact for this young Maricopa Indian.

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards

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