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Definition of the noun maricopa

What does maricopa mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a member of a North American Indian people of the Gila river valley in Arizona
    • 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. the Yuman language spoken by the Maricopa and the Halchidhoma
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: Yuman = a group of language of the Hokan family in Arizona and California and Mexico


  1. Maricopa is a city in the Gila River Valley in the State of Arizona. With an estimated 45,508 residents as of 2013, Maricopa is the second most populous incorporated city in Pinal County and eighteenth most populous in Arizona. Maricopa forms part of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
  2. Maricopa is a city in Kern County, California. Maricopa is located 6.5 miles south-southeast of Taft, at an elevation of 883 feet. The population was 1,154 at the 2010 census, up from 1,111 at the 2000 census. Maricopa lies at the junction of Route 166 and Route 33. The Carrizo Plain is located to the northwest, and the enormous Midway-Sunset Oil Field, the third largest oil field in the United States, is adjacent on the north and east.
  3. Maricopa is an US Census Designated Place in Maricopa, Pinal County.
    • also known as Pinal County / Maricopa CDP

There are other places with in their name, like Maricopa County, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Salt River Pima–maricopa Indian Community and Maricopa County Community College District.


Maricopa a.k.a. Maricopa people: The Maricopa or Piipaash, are a Native American tribe, who live in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Gila River Indian Community along with the Pima, a tribe with whom the Maricopa have long held a positive relationship. The Maricopa, mostly Xalychidom Piipaash, at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are concentrated in Lehi, while the Maricopa at the Gila River Indian Community are concentrated in Maricopa Colony. The Maricopa are a River Yuman group, formerly living along the banks of the Colorado River.

Phrases with Maricopa

Phrases starting with the word Maricopa:

  1. Maricopa Milkvetch
  2. Maricopa Tiger Beetle
  3. Maricopa Harvester Ant
  4. Maricopa Leafnose Snake

Phrases ending with the word Maricopa:

  1. Plebejus Maricopa
  2. Semiothisa Maricopa
  3. Enoplognatha maricopa
  4. Pogonomyrmex maricopa
  5. Species Plebejus Maricopa
  6. Cicindela oregona maricopa
  7. Plebejus Maricopa Maricopa
  8. species Enoplognatha maricopa
  9. species Pogonomyrmex maricopa
  10. subspecies Cicindela oregona maricopa
  11. Subspecies Plebejus Maricopa Maricopa

Other phrase containing the word Maricopa:

  1. Plebejus Maricopa Fenderi

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Maricopa

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Google previewSwitch Reference and Universal Grammar (1983)

Proceedings of a symposium on switch reference and universal grammar, Winnipeg, May 1981 by John Haiman, Pamela Munro

Maricopa is a language of the River branch of SWITCH REFERENCE AND TOPIC CONTINUITY 79 NOTES.

Google previewPhysiological and Medical Observations

by H. Ales

The only native alcoholic drink still prepared occasionally by the Pima and the Maricopa is a wine from the fruit of the saguaro. In 1890 Dr. W. E. Ferrebee, a special agent to the Indians, reported that “a very acceptable beverage, called ...

Google previewBulletin (1908)

by Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology

The only native alcoholic drink still prepared occasionally by the Pima and the Maricopa is a wine from the fruit of the saguaro. In 1890 Dr. W. E. Ferrebee, a special agent to the Indians, reported that “a very acceptable beverage, called ...

Google previewCalifornia Indian Languages (2011)

by Victor Golla

The earliest attestation of Maricopa is a vocabulary collected by Whipple (1855). Kroeber collected a survey ...

Google previewTraffic World (1915)

Maricopa Is the Junction point at which shipments destined to Creamery and Gilbert leave the main line of the Southern Pacific and move over the Arizona Eastern Railroad, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific, for a distance of 26.79 miles to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arizona (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The Maricopa, a combination of five Yuma tribes which have gradually become distinctive in speech and customs, are found in two communities. About three hundred live at the junction of the Gila and Salt rivers in the Gila Indian Reservation; ...

Google previewLexicon of geologic names of the United States for 1936-1960 (1966)

by Grace C. Keroher

t Maricopa Shale1 Miocene, upper and middle : Southern California. Original reference : W. A. English, 1916, U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 621, p .

Google previewDictionary of Indian Tribes of the Americas (1995)

by Jan Onofrio

MARICOPA An important Yuman tribe which since early in the 19th century has lived with and below the Pima and from about lat. 35 degrees to the mouth of Rio Gila, south Arizona.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages (2008)

by Christopher Moseley

Maricopa[203] is a Yuman language of the River subgroup, originally spoken byseveral small tribes alongthe lowerGila and Colorado Rivers. It is nowspoken bya minority—perhaps as fewas 100—of the approximately 800 members of the ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States (1938)

(including Alaska) ...

The Maricopa sh., which overlies the white ss. of Vaqueros fm ...

Google previewA dictionary of altitudes in the United States (1899)

Lockwood Spring Logan, Mount Los Tente Lowell, Camp Maricopa Do Maricopa Junction Marinette Martinez Massicks Mazatzal Peak Meath Mesa Mescal Mineral Spring Mishonginivi (base of) Moa Ava.

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Maricopa Meaning

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