[ yah-kee ]
/ ˈyɑ ki /
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noun, plural Ya·quis, (especially collectively) Ya·qui for 1.
Also called Yo·em·e [yoh-em-ey] /yoʊˈɛm eɪ/ . a member of an Indigenous people of Sonora, Mexico, now living also in other parts of northwestern Mexico and in Arizona and Texas.
Also called Yo·em No·ki [yoh-em noh-kee] /ˈyoʊ ɛm ˈnoʊ ki/ . the Uto-Aztecan language of the Yaqui.
a river in northwestern Mexico, flowing into the Gulf of California. 420 miles (676 kilometers) long.
of or relating to the Yaqui or their language.
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Origin of Yaqui
First recorded in 1860–65; from Mexican Spanish, from earlier Hiaquis (plural), from Yaqui hiaki, hiyaki “the Yaqui River”
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How to use Yaqui in a sentence
The tribes were already very numerous, including that of the Yaqui (Nahuas).The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5|Hubert Howe Bancroft
The Mayo and Yaqui valleys were now made a separate rectorate.
He was down in the Yaqui River country in Mexico, where heavy construction work was under way.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
At last we entered hilly country and the streams pushed with rapidity, flowing to the Yaqui, flowing to the sea.1492|Mary Johnston
Turning back along the eastern slope of the Sierras, he recrossed them, with terrible hardship, into the lower Yaqui valley.
British Dictionary definitions for Yaqui
/ (Spanish ˈjaki) /
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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