Papago

[ pap-uh-goh, pah-puh- ]
/ ˈpæp əˌgoʊ, ˈpɑ pə- /

noun, plural Pap·a·gos, (especially collectively) Pap·a·go for 1.

a member of a North American Indian people closely related to the Pima and now living mainly in southern Arizona and northwestern Mexico.
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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