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Yuman

[ yoo-muhn ]

noun

  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.


adjective

  1. of or relating to Yuman.

Yuman

/ ˈjuːmən /

noun

  1. a family of North American Indian languages spoken chiefly in Arizona, California, and Mexico


adjective

  1. relating to or belonging to this family of languages
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Yuman1

First recorded in 1890–95; Yum(a) + -an
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Example Sentences

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

One or two authors affect to pronounce human, and about twenty other words beginning with h, as tho they were spelt yuman.

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

Magically obtaining things by reaching out for them is a frequent incident in Mohave and other Yuman tradition.

In the far west the Yuman family of languages belongs on both sides of the border.

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