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[pap-uh-goh, pah-puh-]
noun, plural Pap·a·gos, (especially collectively) Pap·a·go for 1.
  1. a member of a North American Indian people closely related to the Pima and now living mainly in southern Arizona and northwestern Mexico.
  2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Papago Indians, closely related to Pima.
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Origin of Papago

< Spanish pápago, earlier papabo(s), shortening of papabi-ootam < Pima-Papago bá·bawĭ-ʔóʔodham Papago(s), equivalent to bá·bawĭ tepary beans + ʔóʔodham Piman
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Historical Examples of papago

  • Nadeze was far more respectful since Geronimo had slain the Papago.

    The Story of Geronimo

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • But he was just as happy that he had not killed the second Papago too.

    The Story of Geronimo

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Then, before you know it, you are in the Papago Indian Reserve.

  • It is located on the lands of the Papago Indians, in whose charge it now is.

    The Young Trail Hunters

    Samuel Woodworth Cozzens

  • In the meantime he had taken up with a Papago girl, to the scandal of the tribe.