Definitions for PIMAˈpi mə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pima(noun)

    a member of the North American Indian people living in southern Arizona and northern Mexico

  2. Pima(noun)

    the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Pima


  1. Pima(ProperNoun)

    a group of American Indians living in an area consisting of what is now central and southern Arizona (USA) and Sonora (Mexico).


  1. Pima people

    The Pima /ˈpiːmə/ are a group of Indigenous Americans living in an area consisting of what is now central and southern Arizona. Currently the majority population of the surviving two bands of the Akimel O'odham is based in two reservations: the Keli Akimel O'otham on the Gila River Indian Community and the On'k Akimel O'odham on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. They are also closely related to other river people, the Ak-Chin O'odham, now forming the Ak-Chin Indian Community, and the Sobaipuri, whose descendants still reside on the San Xavier Indian Reservation or Wa:k and in the Salt River Indian Community. Together with the kindred Tohono O'odham of Eastern Papagueria and the Hia C-ed O'odham of the Western Papagueria they form the Upper O'otham or Upper Pima. The short name, "Pima" is believed to have come from the phrase pi 'añi mac or pi mac, meaning "I don't know," used repeatedly in their initial meetings with Europeans.


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