Definition of Achomawi

1. Noun. A member of the Achomawi community of northeastern California.

Generic synonyms: Hoka, Hokan

2. Noun. A community of Native Americans who speak a Hokan language and live in northeastern California.
Generic synonyms: Community
Geographical relationships: Ca, Calif., California, Golden State

3. Noun. The Shastan language spoken by the Achomawi.
Generic synonyms: Shastan

Definition of Achomawi

1. Proper noun. The native language spoken by the Pit River people of present-day California. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Achomawi

Achilles' tendon
Achilles' tendons
Achilles bursa
Achilles heel
Achilles heels
Achilles reflex
Achilles tendon
Achilles tendons
Achmad Sukarno
Achoerodus gouldii
Acholeplasma axanthum
Acholeplasma granularum
Achras zapota

Literary usage of Achomawi

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1907)
"It is interesting in connection with what has been said above of the great variation within the Shasta-achomawi stock, to note that in this stock in which ..."

2. Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest by Katharine Berry Judson (1912)
"CREATION AND LONGEVITY achomawi (Pit River, Cal.) COYOTE began the creation of the earth, but Eagle completed it. Coyote scratched it up with his paws out ..."

3. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico V. 1/4 by Frederick Webb Hodge (2003)
"Their language is quite divergent from that of the achomawi, from whom they regard themselves as distinct. Very few of them survive. (R. в. r>. ) Rep. ..."

4. Kato Texts by Pliny Earle Goddard (1910)
"As has been pointed out,14 the achomawi and Atsugewi are lexically widely ... forms in achomawi or Atsugewi where their stems differ wholly from Shasta. ..."

5. Congrès international des américanistes: XVe session, tenue à Québec en 1906 (1907)
"The Shasta-achomawi stock, as thus defined, includes five well differentiated languages, the Shasta, achomawi, Atsugewi, New River and ..."

6. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico V. 3/4 by Frederick Webb Hodge (2003)
"Time tribal and minor divisions recognized were the achomawi, ... The achomawi of Fall r. subsisted largely on salmon. ..."

7. The Child and Childhood in Folk Thought: (The Child in Primative Culture) by Alexander Francis Chamberlain (1896)
"Mr. Powers, speaking of the domestic economy of the achomawi Indians of California, says: "An achomawi mother seldom teaches her daughters any of the arts ..."

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