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noun, plural Mo·ja·ves, (especially collectively) Mo·ja·ve, adjective
  1. Mohave.


or Mo·ja·ve

noun, plural Mo·ha·ves, (especially collectively) Mo·ha·ve.
  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.
  1. of or relating to the Mohave tribe.
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  • Yet his mother thought of him as one who had vanished into the Mojave desert.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • 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.

    The Octopus

    Frank Norris

  • That means that the Denver, Pueblo and Mojave is back of us.

    The Octopus

    Frank Norris

  • By evening we had reached what is called the canyon of the Mojave River.

    The Cruise of a Schooner

    Albert W. Harris

British Dictionary definitions for mojave


  1. a variant spelling of Mohave



  1. plural -ves or -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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Word Origin and History for mojave


also Mohave, 1831, from native (Yuman) name, hamakhaav, perhaps containing aha "water."

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