- 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.
- the dialect of Shoshone spoken by the Comanche.
Origin of Comanche
Examples from the Web for comanche
In the case of the Comanche, it turned out that even the Army did not want a radar-stealthy helicopter.Why the World’s Armies Don’t Want U.S. Tech Anymore
July 14, 2014
Her weathered, darkened skin and bulky build advertised the separate life she had lived as a Comanche wife and mother.This Week’s Hot Reads: February 18, 2013
February 18, 2013
But if she had thought it a Sioux and Comanche story, it would have been the same to her.The Paliser case
The shoulder blade was found in the Comanche country, in Texas.
The Comanche villages were several days' journey to the southwest.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I
I've been telling this Comanche what I seen 'mong the white folks.
I then asked him to explain to the Comanche the magnetic telegraph.
- 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
- the language of this people, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family
Word Origin and History for comanche
1819, from Spanish, from a Shoshonean language, e.g. Ute kimánci "enemy, foreigner." Comanchero was a 19c. name given to Hispanic and American traders who dealt with the Comanches.