Otomi

[oh-tuh-mee]
noun, plural O·to·mis, (especially collectively) O·to·mi for 1.
  1. a member of an American Indian people of south-central Mexico.
  2. 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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Historical Examples of 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.

    Opuscula

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • The first shows that the Otomi, as compared with the monosyllabic languages of Asia, en masse, has several words in common.

    Opuscula

    Robert Gordon Latham