Etymology
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Comanche (n.)

Native-American people from the southwestern Great Plains, 1819, from Spanish, from a word in a Shoshonean language, such as Ute kimánci "enemy, foreigner." Their territory was Comancheria. Comanchero was a 19c. name given to Hispanic and American traders who dealt with the Comanches.

updated on January 22, 2018

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Definitions of Comanche from WordNet

Comanche (n.)
a member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma;
Comanche (n.)
the Shoshonean language spoken by the Comanche;
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