noun (plural same or Pimas)
- 1A member of either of two American Indian peoples, the ( Upper) Pima living chiefly along the Gila and Salt rivers of southern Arizona, and the Lower Pima of central Sonora.More example sentences
- However, this thrifty genotype hypothesis is not considered a sufficient explanation for the post-World War II rise in diabetes prevalence among the Pimas and other Native American groups.
- One strategy is to plant vegetable varieties adapted to growing in drought conditions, like tepary beans from the Pimas of central Arizona and Hopi corn developed to grow in sand dunes without irrigation.
- Some of the groups with the highest rates of diabetes (e.g., the Pimas, Puebloans, and River Yumans) also have the longest history of intensive agricultural subsistence.
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- Relating to the Pima or their languages.More example sentences
- Indeed, his case studies of the Yakima and the Pima Indians provide extraordinarily vivid examples of the effects reclamation had on local power relations.
- More than half of all Pima Indians over age 35 have diabetes, a condition arising from a body's decreased ability to metabolize glucose.
- Indeed, approximately 95 percent of Pima Indians with diabetes are overweight.
Spanish, shortening of Pima Ayto, from Pima pimaha'icu 'nothing', perhaps a shibboleth.
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