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[ oh-muh-haw, -hah ]
/ ˈoʊ məˌhɔ, -ˌhɑ /

noun, plural O·ma·has, (especially collectively) O·ma·ha for 2.

a city in E Nebraska, on the Missouri River.
a member of a North American Indian people of northeastern Nebraska.
the Siouan language of the Omaha, mutually intelligible with Ponca.
Military. the World War II Allied code name for one of the five D-Day invasion beaches on France's Normandy coast, attacked by American troops.


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British Dictionary definitions for omaha


/ (ˈəʊməˌhɑː) /


a city in E Nebraska, on the Missouri River opposite Council Bluffs, Iowa: the largest city in the state; the country's largest livestock market and meat-packing centre. Pop: 404 267 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for omaha


Siouan Indians of northeastern Nebraska, 1804, perhaps from Omaha umaha, perhaps literally "upstream (people), against the flow."

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Culture definitions for omaha


[ (oh-muh-haw, oh-muh-hah) ]

Largest city in Nebraska.

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