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Omahas \O"ma*has"\, prop. n. pl.; sing. Omaha. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians who inhabited the south side of the Missouri River. They are now partly civilized and occupy a reservation in Nebraska.


Maha \Ma"ha\, prop. n. (Ethnol.) A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in Northeastern Nebraska; called also Omaha.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Siouan Indians of northeastern Nebraska, 1804, perhaps from Omaha umaha, perhaps literally "upstream (people), against the flow."

Omaha, NE -- U.S. city in Nebraska
Population (2000): 390007
Housing Units (2000): 165731
Land area (2000): 115.703431 sq. miles (299.670497 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 3.177504 sq. miles (8.229697 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 118.880935 sq. miles (307.900194 sq. km)
FIPS code: 37000
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 41.260482 N, 96.012990 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 68102 68104 68105 68106 68107 68108
68110 68111 68112 68114 68116 68117
68118 68122 68123 68124 68130 68131
68132 68134 68135 68136 68142 68147
68152 68154 68164
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Omaha, NE
Omaha, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas
Population (2000): 165
Housing Units (2000): 81
Land area (2000): 0.399157 sq. miles (1.033812 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.399157 sq. miles (1.033812 sq. km)
FIPS code: 52160
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 36.452417 N, 93.190196 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72662
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Omaha, AR
Omaha, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 263
Housing Units (2000): 145
Land area (2000): 0.830427 sq. miles (2.150795 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.830427 sq. miles (2.150795 sq. km)
FIPS code: 56003
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 37.889963 N, 88.303341 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 62871
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Omaha, IL
Omaha, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 999
Housing Units (2000): 438
Land area (2000): 1.173112 sq. miles (3.038345 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.173112 sq. miles (3.038345 sq. km)
FIPS code: 54024
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.181646 N, 94.742246 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75571
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Omaha, TX
Omaha (disambiguation)

Omaha is a city in Nebraska, US.

Omaha may also refer to:

Omaha (horse)

Omaha (March 24, 1932 – April 24, 1959) was a United States Thoroughbred horse racing champion. In a racing career which lasted from 1934 through 1936, he ran twenty-two times and won nine races. He had his greatest success as a three-year-old in 1935, when he won the Triple Crown. As a four-year-old, he had success running in England, where he narrowly lost the Ascot Gold Cup.

Omaha (album)

Omaha is a 2008 studio album by Ulf Lundell. The album saw Ulf Lundell working with Kjell Andersson for first time in 19 years.

Usage examples of "omaha".

They were after Bubblehead Burnside because he raped and murdered a pretty church lady, and because they knew the son-of-a-bitching circuit judge was likely to send the knave to that insane asylum over to Omaha!

They were supposed to drift around the countryside, and since the Cajun had been up in Omaha for something like a year, presumably without connections to his former stomping grounds, it puzzled Remo.

All the Castles built between 1921 and 1925 in Wichita, Omaha, and Kansas City were constructed from cement blocks on an identical ten-by-fifteen-foot floor plan, with the same crenellated facade and whitewashed exterior.

The effects of consolidation are conspicuous among the Omaha, Kansa, Osage, and Oto, while segregation has affected the social organization among the Kansa, Ponka, and Teton.

The first separation took place at the mouth of the Ohio, when those who went down the Mississippi became the Kwapa or Downstream People, while those who ascended the great river became the Omaha or Up-stream People.

Devlin in Nabesna, Mac Devlin in Nabesna, your sister Ellen in Omaha just had her first grandchild, a boy, seven pounds, nine ounces, mother Lisa and boy, named Mackenzie for his great-uncle, both doing fine.

Omaha tribe, much that is said is applicable to the Ponka, as the two tribes have long had similar environments and a common dialect, for, until 1877, their habitats were almost contiguous, and since 1880 about one-third of the Ponka tribe has been dwelling on its former reservation near the town of Niobrara, Nebraska.

Those built by the Omaha and Ponka were constructed in the following manner: The roof was supported by two series of vertical posts, forked at the top for the reception of the transverse connecting pieces of each series.

Omaha and Ponka instead of the common lasso for catching wild horses in northwestern Nebraska.

Omaha and Ponka when they traversed a region, north of their modern, habitat.

Pawnee were better, but they were inferior to those made by the Dakota, Ponka, and Omaha.

Since then he has learned of the existence of similar societies among the Kansa and the Ponka, and he suspects that there were formerly such societies among the Omaha.

And this arrangement by sevens is the rule among Osage, Kansa, Ponka, Omaha, and Dakota, though there are apparent exceptions.

Omaha and the Ponka the chiefs, being the civil and religious leaders of the people, can not serve as captains, or even as members, of an ordinary war party, though they may fight when the whole tribe engages in war.

While among the Omaha and Ponka a chief can not lead in war, there is a different custom among the Dakota.