[ kuh-man-chee, koh- ]

noun,plural Co·man·ches, (especially collectively) Co·man·che for 1.
  1. a member of a Shoshonean tribe, the only tribe of the group living entirely on the Plains, formerly ranging from Wyoming to Texas, now in Oklahoma.

  2. the dialect of Shoshone spoken by the Comanche.

Origin of Comanche

An Americanism first recorded in 1800–10; from Colonial Spanish, from Southern Paiute kɨmmanci-, as in kɨmmanciŋw “strangers, Shoshones”; or from a related word in another Numic language

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British Dictionary definitions for Comanche


/ (kəˈmæntʃɪ) /

  1. plural -ches or -che a member of a Native American people, formerly ranging from the River Platte to the Mexican border, now living in Oklahoma

  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family

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