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[yak-uh-maw, -muh] /ˈyæk əˌmɔ, -mə/
noun, plural Yakimas (especially collectively) Yakima for 3.
a city in S Washington.
a river in S central Washington. 203 miles (327 km) long.
a member of a North American Indian people of Washington.
the Sahaptin language of the Yakima. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Sahaptin-speaking North American Indian tribe that lived along the Columbia, Yakima, and Wenatchee rivers in what is now the south-central region of the state of Washington. As with many other Sahaptin Plateau Indians, they were primarily salmon fishers before colonization

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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