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proper nounPlural Omahas
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.
- ‘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.
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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