- 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.
- of or relating to Yuman.
Origin of Yuman
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Examples from the Web for 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
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
- a family of North American Indian languages spoken chiefly in Arizona, California, and Mexico
- relating to or belonging to this family of languages