Pronunciation: (ku-man'chē, kō-), [key]
—pl. -ches, (esp. collectively) -che for 1.
1. a member of a Shoshonean tribe, the only tribe of the group living entirely on the Plains, formerly ranging from Wyoming to Texas, now in Oklahoma.
2. the dialect of Shoshone spoken by the Comanche.
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