noun, plural Papagos (especially collectively) Papago for 1.
a member of a North American Indian people closely related to the Pima and now living mainly in southern Arizona and northwestern Mexico.
the Uto-Aztecan language
of the Papago Indians, closely related to Pima.
< Spanish pápago, earlier papabo(s), shortening of papabi-ootam < Pima-Papago bá·bawĭ-ʔóʔodham Papago(s), equivalent to bá·bawĭ tepary beans + ʔóʔodham Piman