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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ya•quiˈyɑ ki(n.)(pl.)-quis; -qui.

  1. a member of an American Indian people orig. of S Sonora in Mexico: now living throughout Sonora and S Arizona.

    Category: Peoples

  2. one of a group of dialects, most now extinct, of the Uto-Aztecan language shared by the Yaquis and other peoples of NW Mexico.

    Category: Peoples

  3. a river in NW Mexico, flowing into the Gulf of California. 420 mi. (676 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. Yaqui

    The Yaqui or Yoeme are Native Americans whose ancestors originated in the valley of the Río Yaqui in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. Many Yaqui still live in their ancestral homeland. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is based in Tucson, Arizona. Yaqui people live elsewhere in what is now the southwestern United States, especially California.


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