or Mo·ja·ve

[ moh-hah-vee ]

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Mohave in a sentence

  • Three miles above, the Patties camped, and a number of the Mohaves soon came to see them.

    The Romance of the Colorado River | Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • They inhabit the country near the mouth of the Colorado River, but belong to the reservation occupied by the Mohaves.

    The Indian Question (1874) | Francis A. Walker
  • Willett says from round the point they can see two more signal fires toward the north-east, just the way to the Apache Mohaves!

  • Harris had certainly betrayed a fear that 'Tonio was but half-hearted in the matter of scouting after Apache-Mohaves.

  • The fires you mention indicate further hostile parties, 'Tonio insists not Mohaves.

British Dictionary definitions for Mohave



/ (məʊˈhɑːvɪ) /

  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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