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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American culture flourishing from about the 3rd century B.C. to the mid-15th century A.D. in south-central Arizona, noted for the construction of an extensive system of irrigation canals.
  • n. A member of this culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An archaeological culture that existed from the 1st to 15th century BCE in the desert of present day Arizona.

Etymologies

From Papago huhugam, those who are gone, from huhug, to perish, disappear.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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