Definitions for omahaˈoʊ məˌhɔ, -ˌhɑ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

O•ma•haˈoʊ məˌhɔ, -ˌhɑ(n.)

  1. a city in E Nebraska, on the Missouri River. 364,253.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Omaha, Maha(noun)

    a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska

  2. Omaha(noun)

    largest city in Nebraska; located in eastern Nebraska on the Missouri river; a major transportation center of the Midwest

  3. Omaha(noun)

    the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Omaha

  4. Omaha(noun)

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1935

Wiktionary

  1. Omaha(Noun)

    A member of the Omaha tribe.

  2. Omaha(ProperNoun)

    The largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States.

  3. Omaha(ProperNoun)

    A tribe of Native Americans currently residing in northeastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

  4. Omaha(ProperNoun)

    The language spoken by the Omaha tribe.

  5. Omaha(ProperNoun)

    Omaha hold 'em

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Omaha

    chief city of Nebraska, on the W. bank of the Missouri, 20 m. above the confluence of the Platte; is connected by a bridge with Council Bluffs on the opposite shore; it has many fine buildings, including colleges and schools; its silver-smelting works are the largest in the world; it ranks third in the pork-packing industry, and has besides manufactures of linseed oil, boilers, and safes; an important railway centre, it lies midway between the termini of the Union Pacific Railroad; near it are the military head-quarters of the Platte department.

Freebase

  1. Omaha people

    The Omaha are a federally recognized Native American tribe that lives on the Omaha Reservation in northeastern Nebraska and western Iowa, United States. The Omaha Indian Reservation lies primarily in the southern part of Thurston County and northeastern Cuming County, Nebraska, but small parts extend into the northeast corner of Burt County and across the Missouri River into Monona County, Iowa. Its total land area is 796.355 km² and a population of 5,194 was recorded in the 2000 census. Its largest community is Macy. They Omaha people migrated to the upper Missouri area and the Plains by the late 17th century from earlier locations in the Ohio River Valley. The Omaha speak a Siouan language of the Dhegihan branch, which is very similar to that spoken by the Ponca. The latter were part of the Omaha before splitting off into a separate tribe in the mid-18th century. They were also related to the Siouan-speaking Osage, Quapaw, and Kansa peoples, who also migrated west under pressure from the Iroquois in the Ohio Valley. After pushing out other tribes, the Iroquois kept control of the area as a hunting ground. About 1770, the Omaha became the first tribe on the Northern Plains to adopt equestrian culture. Developing "The Big Village" about 1775 in current-day Dakota County in northeast Nebraska, the Omaha developed an extensive trading network with early European explorers and French Canadian voyageurs. They controlled the fur trade and access to other tribes on the Upper Missouri River.

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