Omaha[ō′mə hô′, -hä′]
Downtown Omaha at night.
city in E Nebr., on the Missouri River: pop. 390,000
Origin of Omaha; from French ; from Siouan tribal name; literally , uncertain or unknown; perhaps upstream people
nounpl. Omaha or O·ma·has
- A member of a Native American people inhabiting northeast Nebraska since the late 1600s. The Omaha are closely related to the Ponca in language and history.
- The Siouan language of the Omaha.
Origin of OmahaOmaha umó&phonn;ho&phonn;.
A city of eastern Nebraska on the Missouri River and the Iowa border. Founded in 1854 with the opening of the Nebraska Territory, it grew as a supply point for westward migration, especially after the coming of the railroad in 1869. It was territorial capital from 1855 to 1867.