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noun, plural Ya·quis, (especially collectively) Ya·qui for 1.
  1. a member of an American Indian people of Sonora, Mexico.
  2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Yaqui.
  3. a river in NW Mexico, flowing into the Gulf of California. 420 miles (676 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for yaqui

Historical Examples

  • They fell in with the stragglers of the Yaqui crowd and started to fight.

    Across the Mesa

    Jarvis Hall

  • But it's all one, Mr. Gladsden; here is the point of the Yaqui.

  • So the Yaqui country stands on the maps of Mexico as government lands.

  • They went out looking and found a Yaqui with his outfitsaddle and gun and all.

    Beginners Luck

    Emily Hahn

  • The Zuaques have their villages between the Mayo and Yaqui rivers.

British Dictionary definitions for yaqui


  1. a river in NW Mexico, rising near the border with the US and flowing south to the Gulf of California. Length: about 676 km (420 miles)
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