[ yah-mee ]

noun,plural Ya·mis, (especially collectively) Ya·mi for 1.
  1. a member of an Indonesian people of Hungtow Island, off the southeastern coast of Taiwan.

  2. the Austronesian language of the Yami.

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

Origin of Yami

First recorded in 1910–15; from Yami: literally, “people of the north wind,” equivalent to i- locative prefix + ami “north (wind),” i.e., north of the Ivatan and Itbayat peoples, their closest associates
  • Also called Tao for defs. 1, 2 .

Words Nearby Yami

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Yami in a sentence