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Mohave

or Mojave

[moh-hah-vee] /moʊˈhɑ vi/
noun, plural Mohaves (especially collectively) Mohave.
1.
a member of a North American Indian tribe belonging to the Yuman linguistic family, formerly located in the Colorado River valley of Arizona and California.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Mohave tribe.
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  • I feel that the sooner I get out of the Mohave Desert the better it will be for me.

  • Essentially all Mohave myths are told in an almost ritualized style.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • The Mohave validate what happens in their lives by referring it to their dreams.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • This seems significant in view of the Mohave assertion that they dream their tales.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • Now Umas-kwitšit-patše was a Mohave, and his relatives were Mohave in this country.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • When he had returned, all the Mohave said: "I think he has come to make war."

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • The name Walapai, hawaly-ipai in Mohave, seems to be derived from this word.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • Also the name of a Mohave who died not many years before 1903.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • There is of course no pronominal gender in Mohave, so "his" is ambiguous.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • The Mohave are averse to strange food; it may bring sickness.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
British Dictionary definitions for Mohave

Mohave

/məʊˈhɑːvɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) -ves, -ve. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the Colorado River
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Yuman family
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