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Omaha1

Syllabification: O·ma·ha
Pronunciation: /ˈōməˌhô, -ˌhä
 
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A city in eastern Nebraska, on the Missouri River; population 438,646 (est. 2008).

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Omaha2

Syllabification: O·ma·ha
Pronunciation: /ˈōməˌhä
 
/

noun (plural same or Omahas)

1A member of an American Indian people of northeastern Nebraska.
Example sentences
  • Although the flow of culture was one-way and La Flesche promoted Americanization among Omahas, she did use her status, within both Omaha and Euramerican society, to help Omahas negotiate federal bureaucracy.
  • The Omaha originally had its settlements along Missouri river in eastern Nebraska
2The Siouan language of the Omaha.

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Relating to the Omaha or their language.
Example sentences
  • While most European-American children would not notice the difference between an Arapaho and an Omaha shirt, Indian schoolchildren would appreciate her accuracy.
  • Eventually, members were going to bypass the co-op, choosing instead to pocket the nickel-per-bushel premium for hauling corn to an Omaha terminal and beans to a Sioux City area processor.

Origin

from Omaha umãhã 'upstream'.

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