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Mojave

[moh-hah-vee] /moʊˈhɑ vi/
noun, plural Mojaves (especially collectively) Mojave, adjective
1.

Mohave

or Mojave

[moh-hah-vee] /moʊˈhɑ vi/
noun, plural Mohaves (especially collectively) Mohave.
1.
a member of a North American Indian tribe belonging to the Yuman linguistic family, formerly located in the Colorado River valley of Arizona and California.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Mohave tribe.
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  • In the southern part of the Mojave Desert a low hill stands somewhat apart from the foot-hills beyond, and back of it.

    Old Mission Stories of California Charles Franklin Carter
  • Yet his mother thought of him as one who had vanished into the Mojave desert.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Our first night's camp was out on the barren waterless plain, now known as the Mojave Desert.

    Death Valley in '49 William Lewis Manly
  • He's the political boss of the Denver, Pueblo, and Mojave road.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • I'm ready now to scan through any G-2 you have on atomjet operation in your Mojave files.

    A Fine Fix R. C. Noll
British Dictionary definitions for Mojave

Mojave

/məʊˈhɑːvɪ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Mohave

Mohave

/məʊˈhɑːvɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) -ves, -ve. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the Colorado River
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Yuman family
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Word Origin and History for Mojave

also Mohave, 1831, from native (Yuman) name, hamakhaav, perhaps containing aha "water."

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