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Pap·a·go / ˈpapəˌgō; ˈpäp-/ • n. (pl. same or -gos) 1. a member of an American Indian people of southern Arizona and northern Sonora. 2. a dialect of the Uto-Aztecan Pima-Papago language. • adj. of or relating to this people or their language.

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Papago Piman-speaking tribe of Native North Americans who inhabited the Gila and Santa Cruz river valleys of s Arizona, and n Sonora, Mexico. Today c.11,000 Papago people live s of Tucson, Arizona.