Hohokam

[huh-hoh-kuhm]
adjective
1.
of, belonging to, or characteristic of an American Indian culture of the central and southern deserts of Arizona, about a.d. 450–1450, roughly contemporaneous with the Anasazi culture to the north.
noun
2.
the Hohokam culture.

Origin:
coined by U.S. anthropologist J.W. Fewkes < Pima-Papago huhugam those who are gone, a term applied to the ancient inhabitants of the pueblo ruins

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It was named after the hohokam ruins at the nearby casa grande ruins national monument.
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