- 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
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Examples from the Web for otomi
Manifold are its uses, but to the Otomi its value is chiefly in two directions.
But that the Otomi, the Triqui, or the Mixe, should be made over by the schools is doubtful.
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.
The first shows that the Otomi, as compared with the monosyllabic languages of Asia, en masse, has several words in common.