Main definitions of Omaha in English

: Omaha1Omaha2

Omaha1

proper noun

  • A city in eastern Nebraska, on the Missouri River; population 438,646 (est. 2008).

Pronunciation

Omaha

/ˈəʊməhɑː/

Main definitions of Omaha in English

: Omaha1Omaha2

Omaha2

noun

  • 1A member of a North American people of north-eastern Nebraska.

    • ‘The Omaha originally had its settlements along Missouri river in 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.’
  • 2mass noun The Siouan language of the Omaha.

adjective

  • Relating to the Omaha or their language.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While most European-American children would not notice the difference between an Arapaho and an Omaha shirt, Indian schoolchildren would appreciate her accuracy.’

Origin

From Omaha umonhon ‘upstream people’.

Pronunciation

Omaha

/ˈəʊməhɑː/