- pl. -·mas· or -·ma· a member of a North American Indian people of the Sahaptin group living in the State of Washington
- the language of this people, a dialect of Sahaptin
Origin of Yakimafrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Nez Percé yáqamo?
city in SC Wash.
Origin of Yakimaafter Yakima
A city of south-central Washington in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range southeast of Seattle. It grew as a processing center for the fertile valley of the Yakima River, which flows about 340 km (210 mi) generally southeast to the Columbia River near Richland.x