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[yoo-muh n]
  1. a family of languages including the language shared by the Yuma and Mohave Indians and several other languages of the lower valley of the Colorado River.
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  1. of or relating to Yuman.
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Origin of Yuman

First recorded in 1890–95; Yum(a) + -an
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Historical Examples of yuman

  • There are now about 200 of these people, and they are of Yuman stock.

    The Romance of the Colorado River

    Frederick S. Dellenbaugh

  • Shortly after this a Yuman chief called Palma was conveyed to Mexico.

  • But it's time the gentry swells knowed as how we're yuman bein's as well as theirselves.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • Farnham refers here to tribes of the Yuman stock; see our volume xviii, p. 131, note 65.

  • These are the vocabulary data: In all Yuman dialects, nume', or some obvious dialectic variant, means wildcat.

    Seven Mohave Myths

    A. L. Kroeber

British Dictionary definitions for yuman


  1. a family of North American Indian languages spoken chiefly in Arizona, California, and Mexico
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  1. relating to or belonging to this family of languages
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