Definition of Apache noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈpætʃi//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpætʃi//
(pl. Apache, Apaches)
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a member of a Native American people, many of whom live in the south-western US Word Originfrom Mexican Spanish, probably from Zuni Apachu, literally ‘enemy’. Culture In the late 19th century the Apaches, under such leaders as Cochise and Geronimo, were the last Native Americans to be defeated by the US Cavalry. Today many Apaches live on reservations (= areas of land given and protected by the US government) in the states of Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
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