Definition of Tohono O'odham in US English:

Tohono O'odham

nounPlural Tohono O'odhams

  • 1A member of a North American people of the desert regions of Arizona and Sonora in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

    Formerly called Papago
  • 2The Uto-Aztecan language of the Tohono O'odham people, a form of Pima.


  • Relating to the Tohono O'odham or their language.


From Pima-Papago tóhonoʔóʔdham ‘desert people’.