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Papago

[ pah-puh-goh, pap-uh- ]
/ ˈpɑ pəˌgoʊ, ˈpæp ə- /
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noun, plural Pa·pa·gos, (especially collectively) Pa·pa·go.
former name of the Tohono O'odham.
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Origin of Papago

First recorded in 1810–20; from Spanish pápago, earlier papabo(s), shortening of papabi-ootam from Oʼodham bá·bawĭ-ʔóʔodham “Papago(s)” (former self-designation), equivalent to bá·bawĭ “tepary beans” + ʔóʔodham “Piman, fellow tribesman, human being”
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