- pl. -·quis or -·qui a member of a North American Indian people living in Sonora, Mexico
- the Uto-Aztecan language of this people
Origin of YaquiSpanish ; from Yaqui hiyak, plural hiyakim, a self-designation ; from name of a river in Yaqui territory
nounpl. Yaqui or Ya·quis
- A member of a Native American people of Sonora, a state of northwest Mexico, now also located in southern Arizona. Many Yaqui sought asylum in the United States in the early 1800s because of conflict with the Mexican government.
- The Uto-Aztecan language of the Yaqui.
Origin of YaquiSpanish, from Yaqui hiaki.