Papago

Papago

[pap-uh-goh, pah-puh-]
noun, plural Papagos (especially collectively) Papago for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people closely related to the Pima and now living mainly in southern Arizona and northwestern Mexico.
2.
the Uto-Aztecan language of the Papago Indians, closely related to Pima.

Origin:
< Spanish pápago, earlier papabo(s), shortening of papabi-ootam < Pima-Papago bá·bawĭ-ʔóʔodham Papago(s), equivalent to bá·bawĭ tepary beans + ʔóʔodham Piman

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