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Definition of the noun achomawi

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noun - plural: -

  1. a member of the Achomawi community of northeastern California
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Hoka / Hokan = a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
  2. a community of Native Americans who speak a Hokan language and live in northeastern California
  3. the Shastan language spoken by the Achomawi
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: Shastan = a group of languages of the Hokan family in California

Alternative definition of the noun achomawi

proper noun

  1. The native language spoken by the Pit River people of present-day California.


  1. Achomawi is a name used in the anthropological literature for the northerly nine bands of the Pit River tribe of Native Americans who lived in what is now northeastern California in the United States. These nine autonomous bands of the Pit River Indians spoke various dialects of one common language, and the other two bands spoke dialects of a related language, called by anthropologists Atsugewi. "Achomawi", meaning river dwelling is actually just the name of the band whose territory was historically along the Fall River Valley and the Pit River from the south end of Big Valley Mountains, westerly to Pit River Falls.
  2. Achomawi a.k.a. The Achumawi language is the native language spoken by the Pit River people of present-day California. The term Achumawi is an anglicization of the name of the Fall River band, ajúmmááwí, from ajúmmá "river". Originally there were nine bands, with dialect differences among them but primarily between upriver and downriver dialects, demarcated by the Big Valley mountains east of the Fall River valley.

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Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs of the Library of Congress [from 1897 Through June 1964] (1966)

by Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division

Achomawi language t CANCEL: sa Palaihnihan languages * CANCEL: Shastan languages * x Achumawi language * Achumawi language * See Achomawi language Acidity function * xx Acids Dissociation Acids t sa Acidity function * Acoma ...

Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress (1919)

by Library of Congress. Catalog Division, Mary Wilson MacNair

Shasta-Achomawi languages. See Shastan languages. ..Shasta language. PM2305 Shastan Indians. See also Palaihnihan Indians. Shastan languages. PM2305 See also Achomawi language; Atsugewi language; Konomihu language ; New ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Literature (2015)

by Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Alan Velie

Karok, Achomawi, Yurok, also ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Non-Classical Mythology (2005)

by Lewis Spence

The Achomawi, neighbours to the Maidu, state that the creator originally emerged from a small cloud, and that Coyote sprang from a fog. The Aschochimi of California had a flood myth which recounted the drowning of the world so that no man ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World (2009)

15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations by Emory Dean Keoke, Kay Marie Porterfield

California Culture Area Pomo Great Plains Culture Area Achomawi (Pit River) Salinas Arapaho Akwaala Serrano Arikara Alliklik (Tataviam) Shasta Assiniboine Atsugewi (Pit River) Sinkyone ...

Google previewDictionary of Daily Life of Indians of the Americas (1981)

They were usually buckskin, but some tribes used connected billets (Hupa, Klamath, Chippewa, Papago, Tarahumare, Achomawi, Shasta) or balls of plaited leather (Pima, Papago).

Google previewTreaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty (2007)

An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty by Donald L. Fixico

Piro Tortuga Pit River Achomawi, Atsugewi Poosepatuck Unkechaug Popolucas Chochos Pyramid Lake Paiute Kuyuidokado Quapaw Quapah, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Native American Music of North America (2013)

by Elaine Keillor, Tim Archambault, John M. H. Kelly

formerly referred to often as Achomawi ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

ACHOMAWI, a'ch6-mil'we. A Shastan tribe in California. See Shasta Indians. ACHOR, fl'kor. A valley which forms the northern boundary of Judah (Josh. xv. 7) near Jericho. Its identification is uncertain, though Wady-el-Kelt has been ...

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Achomawi Meaning

Video shows what Achomawi means. The native language spoken by the Pit River people of present-day California.. Achomawi Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of A1C3H4O1M3A1W4I1

The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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