Comanche

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

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Comanche (plural Comanches or Comanche)

  1. A member of a Native American ethnic group residing especially in Texas and Oklahoma.
    Synonym: (plural) Numunuu
  2. (plural only "Comanches") A light single-engine aircraft, the Piper PA-24 Comanche.
  3. (plural only "Comanches") A military helicopter, the RAH-66 Comanche.

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Comanche (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Comanche people, culture, or language.

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  1. The nation of these people. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by these people, sometimes classified as a variety of Shoshone.
  3. An unincorporated community in Yellowstone County, Montana, United States.
  4. A small city in Stephens County, Oklahoma, United States.
  5. A city, the county seat of Comanche County, Texas, United States.

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