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1Of, relating to, or designating a proposed family of languages including Pima–Papago, Opata, Cahita (Yaqui-Mayo), Cora, Tarahumara, Tepehuan, and others (now subsumed in the Uto-Aztecan family, within which it is the Sonoran branch according to some classifications); (more recently also) of, relating to, or designating the Pima-Papago language or languages.
2Of or relating to a grouping of peoples including the Pimas and Papago, and (in some uses) certain other related peoples.
1A proposed grouping of a number of Uto-Aztecan languages including Pima–Papago.
2A member of an ethnic and linguistic group including the Pimas and Papago.
Late 19th century. From Pima + -an. Compare earlier Pima.
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