One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A city in eastern Nebraska, on the Missouri River; population 438,646 (est. 2008).
1A member of a North American people of north-eastern Nebraska.
- ‘Although the flow of culture was one-way and La Flesche promoted Americanization among Omahas, she did use her status, within both Omaha and Euramerican society, to help Omahas negotiate federal bureaucracy.’
- ‘The Omaha originally had its settlements along Missouri river in eastern Nebraska’
2mass noun The Siouan language of the Omaha.
Relating to the Omaha or their language.
- ‘While most European-American children would not notice the difference between an Arapaho and an Omaha shirt, Indian schoolchildren would appreciate her accuracy.’
- ‘Eventually, members were going to bypass the co-op, choosing instead to pocket the nickel-per-bushel premium for hauling corn to an Omaha terminal and beans to a Sioux City area processor.’
From Omaha umonhon ‘upstream people’.
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