Definition of Tarahumara in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtärəho͞oˈmärə/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun (plural same)

1A member of an American Indian people of northwestern Mexico.
Example sentences
  • Many centuries ago, the Tarahumara of northern Mexico took turns running down deer in the middle of the day.
  • Thirty percent of Chihuahua's population comprises members of the indigenous Tarahumara and infant mortality is high due to diarrheal diseases and other childhood infections.
  • Cool your toes on fast, fun river crossings near the village of Cerro Colorado, visit the indigenous Tarahumara, and bunk down in a restored hacienda built into the canyon walls.
2The Uto-Aztecan language of the Tarahumara.
Example sentences
  • Part of his strategy when he embarked on this lifetime project was to learn to speak Tarahumara so that he could deal directly with the people.
  • Some older Spanish speakers who live there speak Tarahumara for work or trade.
  • Please replace this text with what is appropriate in Central Tarahumara and help complete the missing templates.


Relating to the Tarahumara or their language.
Example sentences
  • Enjoy breathtaking scenery, discover the world of the shy and mysterious Tarahumara Indians, and indulge in Mexican hospitality on this all-inclusive tour.
  • She longs for the serene life of her childhood ranch and her Tarahumara friend, Sabochi, who played games with her brothers and looked after the children while their father worked.
  • He arrived in America in 1673 and began teaching and baptizing the Tarahumara Indians of the Southwest.


Spanish from Tarahumara rarámuri.

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Syllabification: Ta·ra·hu·ma·ra

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