Definition of Otomi in English:

Otomi

Syllabification: O·to·mi
Pronunciation: /ˌōtəˈmē
 
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noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of an American Indian people inhabiting parts of central Mexico.
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    • More important are what I consider to be the infrequent errors of emphasis and interpretation: for example, the references to the Otomi.
  • 2The Otomanguean language of the Otomi.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Otomi or their language.
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    • The editors correctly mention the fear and respect that Nahuas had for Otomi prowess in war but fail to mention their equally strong disdain.
    • His paternal grandmother, an Otomi Indian, also inspired his spiritual direction.
    • For example, the Otomi Indian child in Mexico can identify and knows the uses of 138 plants compared to the ordinary school-going Mexican child in the same village, who can identify only 37.

Origin

via American Spanish from Nahuatl otomih, literally 'unknown'.

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