- pl. -·was or -·wa a member of any of seven North American Indian groups living in pueblo villages (six in New Mexico and one in Arizona)
- the Tanoan language of the Tewas
Origin of Tewaself-designation in Tewa
nounpl. Tewa or Te·was
- A member of a group of Pueblo peoples of northern New Mexico.
- The group of Kiowa-Tanoan languages spoken by the Tewa.