Tohono O'odham

[ thuh-noh uh-thuhm; English tuh-hah-nuhoh-uh-thuhm ]

  1. a member of an Indigenous people closely related to the Pima and now living mainly in southern Arizona and northwestern Mexico.

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

Origin of Tohono O'odham

An Americanism dating back to 1985–90; from Pima-Papago tóhonoʔóʔdham “desert people”
  • Formerly Pap·a·go [pah-puh-goh, pap-uh-] /ˈpɑ pəˌgoʊ, ˈpæp ə-/ .

Words Nearby Tohono O'odham Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024