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[oh-tuh-mee] /ˌoʊ təˈmi/
noun, plural Otomis (especially collectively) Otomi for 1.
a member of an American Indian people of south-central Mexico.
the Oto-Manguean language of the Otomi.
Origin of Otomi
1780-90; < Mexican Spanish otomí < Nahuatl otomih, plural of otomitl; literal meaning unknown Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Manifold are its uses, but to the Otomi its value is chiefly in two directions.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • But that the Otomi, the Triqui, or the Mixe, should be made over by the schools is doubtful.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • The employer was unable to communicate with the people who spoke Otomi, Coro, or Chichimc.

    The Haciendas of Mexico Paul Alexander Bartlett
  • More has been written on the Otomi than any other language of these parts; the proper Mexican not excepted.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • The first shows that the Otomi, as compared with the monosyllabic languages of Asia, en masse, has several words in common.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • The following table, the result of a very limited collation gives some miscellaneous affinities for the Otomi.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • A great complication in the philological ethnography, is introduced by the Otomi dialects.

  • For further criticism see the remarks on the Otomi language.

  • Two years before, just as my work was ending, we were in the great Otomi town of Huixquilucan, in the state of Mexico.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • While resting at midday, I noticed a neatly-dressed and clean young indian, plainly not Otomi, with whom I conversed.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr

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