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”).
Comanche (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to the Comanche people, culture, or language.
Comanche (plural Comanches)
- A member of the Comanche people.
- A light single-engine aircraft, the Piper PA-24 Comanche.
- A military helicopter, the RAH-66 Comanche.
- A North American ethnic group/people who reside especially in Texas and Oklahoma.
- The nation of these people.
- The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by these people, sometimes classified as a variety of Shoshone.