Definition of Maricopa

1. Noun. A member of a North American Indian people of the Gila river valley in Arizona.

Generic synonyms: Hoka, Hokan

2. Noun. The Yuman language spoken by the Maricopa and the Halchidhoma.
Generic synonyms: Yuman

Definition of Maricopa

1. Proper noun. Native American peoples: The Maricopa belong to the Yuman linguistic stock, a part of the Hokan family. They originate in the Colorado River area, but following an exodus in the 1700s or 1800s, they live amongst the Pima in the vicinity of the Gila and Salt Rivers. ¹

2. Proper noun. County in Arizona, includes the capital of the state. (derived from first meaning) ¹

3. Proper noun. Town in Kern County, California. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maricopa

Maria Meneghini Callas
Maria Mitchell
Maria Montesorri
Maria Tallchief
Marian Anderson
Mariana Islands
Mariana Trench
Marianne Craig Moore
Marianne Moore
Maricopa (current term)
Marie's ataxia
Marie's disease
Marie-Robinson syndrome
Marie-Strumpell disease
Marie Anne Charlotte Corday d'Armont
Marie Antoinette
Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes
Marie Curie
Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert
Marie Goeppert Mayer
Marie Grosholtz
Marie Henri Beyle
Marie Jeanne

Literary usage of Maricopa

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

1. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico by John Russell Bartlett (1854)
"Visit from the Coco-Maricopa Indians—Camp removed to the banks of the ... Oatman family—Francisco, the Maricopa interpreter—Feeding the tribe—Visit from the ..."

2. Multijurisdictional Drug Law Enforcement Strategies: Reducing Supply And Demand (1993)
"Maricopa County Maricopa County is a thriving sun-belt region that includes Phoenix and stretches to its west and north. Phoenix is the largest state ..."

3. History of Arizona and New Mexico, 1530-1888 by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Henry Lebbeus Oak (1889)
"Council, Yavapai, JP Hargrave, AO Noyes; Y. and Maricopa, KS Woolsey; Yuma, ... Henry, Thos Stonehouse, Henry Wickenberg; Maricopa, GH Oury; Yuma, ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"... acequia» on the south bide of Salt rivel in Maricopa County ; to punish the unlawful ... a Territorial Normal School at Tempe, Maricopa County. ..."

5. The Ore Deposits of the United States and Canada by James Furman Kemp (1900)
"Maricopa County contains both Paleozoic and Archean exposures. ... Final County adjoins Maricopa on the south and contains a number of important mines. ..."

6. Dedicated Computer Crime Units by J. Thomas McEwen (1988)
"Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriffs Office Technical Crimes Investigation Unit The ... In, they established a bulletin board, called the Maricopa County ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"About 200 miles from the Colorado is the reservation of the Maricopa and Pima Indians. Ancient ruins are numerous on the banks, bearing mute witness in part ..."

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