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Yaqui

[yah-kee] /ˈyɑ ki/
noun, plural Yaquis (especially collectively) Yaqui for 1.
1.
a member of an American Indian people of Sonora, Mexico.
2.
the Uto-Aztecan language of the Yaqui.
3.
a river in NW Mexico, flowing into the Gulf of California. 420 miles (676 km) long.
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  • For exercise, he is alternately chasing, or being chased by, Yaqui Indians.

    Real Soldiers of Fortune Richard Harding Davis
  • They fell in with the stragglers of the Yaqui crowd and started to fight.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • Not crazy, you know, not a lunatic or dangerous, but just jarred from Pima man back to Yaqui child.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • So the Yaqui country stands on the maps of Mexico as government lands.

  • The tribes were already very numerous including that of the Yaqui (Nahuas).

  • They went out looking and found a Yaqui with his outfitsaddle and gun and all.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • This boy here has been palling about with a Yaqui Indian he made me take in when he was here last time.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • The Mayo and Yaqui valleys were now made a separate rectorate.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • But it's all one, Mr. Gladsden; here is the point of the Yaqui.

    The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard
  • Rosemary and Floyd are captured by the Yaqui Indians but the boy ranchers trailed them into the mountains and effected the rescue.

British Dictionary definitions for Yaqui

Yaqui

/Spanish ˈjaki/
noun
1.
a river in NW Mexico, rising near the border with the US and flowing south to the Gulf of California. Length: about 676 km (420 miles)
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