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Definitions for comanche
kəˈmæn tʃi, koʊ-co·manche

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Comanchenoun

    a member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma

  2. Comanchenoun

    the Shoshonean language spoken by the Comanche


  1. Comanchenoun

    A member of the Comanche people.

  2. Comancheadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Comanche people, culture, or language.

  3. Comanchenoun

    An Amerind ethnic group of North America, especially of Texas and Oklahoma.

  4. Comanchenoun

    The nation of the Comanche people.

  5. Comanchenoun

    The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by these people, sometimes classified as a Shoshone dialect.

  6. Comanchenoun

    A light single-engine aircraft, the Piper PA-24 Comanche.

  7. Comanchenoun

    A military helicopter, the RAH-66 Comanche.

  8. Etymology: Probably from comanche, a corruption of Old Ute *[kɨˈman.tʃi] (“enemy”, “foreigner”) (compare Modern Southern Ute [kɨˈmaːtʃi̥] (“enemy”, “stranger”)). The Comanches’ own preferred name is Nʉmʉnʉʉ, meaning "the People".


  1. Comanche

    The Comanche or Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche: Nʉmʉnʉʉ, "the people") are a Native American tribe from the Southern Plains of the present-day United States. Comanche people today belong to the federally recognized Comanche Nation, headquartered in Lawton, Oklahoma.The Comanche language is a Numic language of the Uto-Aztecan family. Originally, it was a Shoshoni dialect, but diverged and became a separate language. The Comanche were once part of the Shoshone people of the Great Basin.In the 18th and 19th centuries, Comanche lived in most of present-day northwestern Texas and adjacent areas in eastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, and western Oklahoma. Spanish colonists and later Mexicans called their historical territory Comanchería. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Comanche practiced a nomadic horse culture and hunted, particularly bison. They traded with neighboring Native American peoples, and Spanish, French, and American colonists and settlers. As European Americans encroached on their territory, the Comanche waged war on and raided their settlements, as well as those of neighboring Native American tribes. They took captives from other tribes during warfare, using them as slaves, selling them to the Spanish and (later) Mexican settlers, or adopting them into their tribe. Thousands of captives from raids on Spanish, Mexican, and American settlers assimilated into Comanche society. At their peak, the Comanche language was the lingua franca of the Great Plains region.Decimated by European diseases, warfare, and encroachment by Europeans on Comanchería, most Comanche were forced to live on reservations in Indian Territory by the late 1870s.In the 21st century, the Comanche Nation has 17,000 members, around 7,000 of whom reside in tribal jurisdictional areas around Lawton, Fort Sill, and the surrounding areas of southwestern Oklahoma. The Comanche Homecoming Annual Dance takes place in mid-July in Walters, Oklahoma.


  1. comanche

    The Comanche are a Native American tribe that originated in the Great Plains region of the U.S, including parts of Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kansas. They were historically known for their horsemanship and warrior culture. Today, many Comanche people are members of the federally recognized Comanche Nation, headquartered in Lawton, Oklahoma. The term "Comanche" also refers to the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by this tribe.


  1. Comanche

    The Comanche are a Plains Indian tribe whose historic territory, known as Comancheria, consisted of present day eastern New Mexico, southern Colorado, northeastern Arizona, southern Kansas, all of Oklahoma, and most of northwest Texas. The Comanche people are enrolled in the federally recognized Comanche Nation, in Oklahoma. Historically, the Comanches were hunter-gatherers with a horse culture. There may have been as many as 45,000 Comanches in the late 18th century. Today, the Comanche Nation Comanche tribal enrollment numbers 15,191 with approximately 7,763 members residing in the Lawton – Fort Sill and surrounding areas of Southwest Oklahoma. The Comanche Nation Homecoming Powwow is held annually in Walters, Oklahoma in mid-July. The Comanche spoke the Comanche language, a Numic language of the Uto-Aztecan family, sometimes classified as a Shoshone dialect; however, only about 1% of Comanches speak it today.

Editors Contribution

  1. Comanche

    A dominant tribe of southern great plains during 18th and 19th centuries. Their empire was called as the Comanche empire. It is present day northwestern Texas and some nearby areas in New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Chihuahua.

    The Comanche were a dominant tribe during the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 27, 2019  

  2. Comanche

    Brother of my brother.


    Submitted by anonymous on June 26, 2019  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Comanche is ranked #138304 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Comanche surname appeared 121 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Comanche.

    57.8% or 70 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    34.7% or 42 total occurrences were Black.
    4.1% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comanche in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comanche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of comanche in a Sentence

  1. Loren Anthony:

    We were supposed to be Apache, but it was really stereotypical and we did not look Apache at all. We looked more like Comanche.

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