Yaqui River

Yaqui River

Spanish  Río Yaqui 

      river in Sonora state, northwestern Mexico. Formed in the Sierra Madre Occidental by the junction of the Bavispe and Papigochi rivers near the U.S. border, the Yaqui flows generally southward and westward through Sonora for approximately 200 miles (320 km), crossing the coastal plain to empty into the Gulf of California 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Guaymas. The Yaqui is Sonora's largest river system. Retained by the Álvaro Obregón Dam above Ciudad Obregón and by the Novillo Dam above Soyopa, the river is used extensively for irrigation. Wheat, corn (maize), rice, and fruits are the principal crops cultivated along its lower course. The Yaqui is not navigable.

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  • Yaqui — noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, alteration of earlier hiaqui, probably from Yaqui hiyaki, the Yaqui River Date: 1861 1. a member of an American Indian people of Sonora, Mexico 2. the Uto Aztecan language of the Yaqui people …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Yaqui — [yä′kē] n. [Sp < Yaqui hiyak, pl. hiyakim, a self designation < name of a river in Yaqui territory ] 1. pl. Yaquis or Yaqui a member of a North American Indian people living in Sonora, Mexico 2. the Uto Aztecan language of this people …   English World dictionary

  • Yaquí — geographical name river 420 miles (676 kilometers) NW Mexico in Sonora flowing SW into Gulf of California …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Yaqui — Ya•qui [[t]ˈyɑ ki[/t]] n. pl. quis, (esp. collectively) qui. 1) peo a member of an American Indian people orig. of S Sonora in Mexico: now living throughout Sonora and S Arizona 2) peo one of a group of dialects, most now extinct, of the Uto… …   From formal English to slang

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