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



BrE BrE//ˈpiːmə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːmə//
(pl. Pima, Pimas) noun
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a member of a Native American people, many of whom live in the US state of Arizona Word OriginSpanish, shortening of Pimahito, from Pima (the language of the Pima people) pimahaitu ‘nothing’. Culture The Pima are agricultural people known for their beautiful baskets. They fought against the Apache and were friendly to Europeans who settled in their areas.
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