[ pee-muh ]

noun,plural Pi·mas, (especially collectively) Pi·ma for 1.
  1. a member of an Indigenous people of southern Arizona and northern Mexico.

  2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Pima, closely related to Tohono O'odham.

  1. of or relating to the Pima or their language.

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Origin of Pima

First recorded in 1810–15; from Spanish (Mexico, southwestern United States), earlier Pimahitos, from 16th-century Pima (Spanish spelling) pimahaitu “nothing”
  • Also called A·ki·mel O'od·ham, A·ki·mel O'o·tham [ah-kee-mel uh-thuhm; English ah-kuh-mel oh-uh-thuhm] /ˈɑ ki mɛl ˈʌ θəm; English ˈɑ kə mɛl oʊˈʌ θəm/ .

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