- 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.
- of or relating to the Mohave tribe.
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Examples from the Web for mojave
The Mojave is rich with silver, tungsten, gold, and iron deposits.
In 1902, deep in the Mojave Desert in California, a man named William Henry Schmidt began chiseling.
For these people the disaster over the Mojave Desert is a sobering wake-up call.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole
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I went to see the Lynx being built at Mojave Air and Space Port, near Edwards Air Force Base in the California desert.Up to a Point: A 'Space Corvette' in Every Garage
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In California, he recreated ground battles in the Mojave Desert, using fake tanks (metal frames covered in canvas).WWII Lies of Hollywood's Greats
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Yet his mother thought of him as one who had vanished into the Mojave desert.In a Little Town
Mojave had brimmed with optimism and pride and accomplishment and eagerness.A Fine Fix
R. C. Noll
He's the political boss of the Denver, Pueblo, and Mojave road.
That means that the Denver, Pueblo and Mojave is back of us.
By evening we had reached what is called the canyon of the Mojave River.The Cruise of a Schooner
Albert W. Harris
- a variant spelling of Mohave
- plural -ves or -ve a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the Colorado River
- the language of this people, belonging to the Yuman family
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Word Origin and History for mojave
also Mohave, 1831, from native (Yuman) name, hamakhaav, perhaps containing aha "water."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper