Pima



[pee-muh] /ˈpi mə/

noun, plural Pimas (especially collectively) Pima for 1.
1.
a member of an Indian people of southern Arizona and northern Mexico.
2.
the Uto-Aztecan language of the Pima Indians, closely related to Papago.

Uto-Aztecan people of Arizona, from Spanish, probably from native pi ma:c “(I) don’t know,” given in answer to some question long ago and mistaken by the Spaniards as a tribal name. Related: Piman.

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