Comanche meaning

kə-mănchē
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A member of a Native American people formerly ranging over the southern Great Plains from western Kansas to northern Texas and now located in Oklahoma. The Comanche became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating south from Wyoming in the 18th century.
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A military helicopter, the RAH-66 Comanche.
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The Uto-Aztecan language of the Comanche.
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A member of a North American Indian people that formerly ranged from the Platte River to the Mexican border and now lives in Oklahoma.
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The Shoshone dialect of this people.
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Of or pertaining to the Comanche people, culture, or language.
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A member of the Comanche people.
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A light single-engine aircraft, the Piper PA-24 Comanche.
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A North American ethnic group/people who reside especially in Texas and Oklahoma.
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The nation of these people.
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The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by these people, sometimes classified as a variety of Shoshone.
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Origin of comanche

  • Spanish from Ute kɨmmanči

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Spanish comanche, a corruption of Old Ute *[kɨˈman.tʃi] (“enemy”, “foreigner”) (compare Modern Southern Ute [kɨˈmaːtʃi̥] (“enemy”, “stranger”)). The Comanches’ autonym is Nʉmʉnʉʉ (“the people”).

    From Wiktionary