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Halchidhoma Indian Tribe
The Halchidhoma Indians were a Yuman
tribe of Arizona and Colorado, relatives of the Maricopa and
They were sometimes also known as the Halchadhoma, Halchidom, Halchidoma, or Alchedum.
The Halchidhoma no longer exist as a distinct tribe. Most of them joined forces with their allies the Maricopas in the 1800's,
and their descendants still live among the Maricopas today.
The original Halchidhoma language was never well recorded, but seems to have been an Upper River
Yuman language related to Maricopa and Yuma. Elderly Halchidhoma people today speak
a particular dialect of Maricopa which may have been influenced by their original language.
Halchidom Language Tree:
Theories about Halchidom language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Our Maricopa language resources.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Gila River Indian Community:
Homepages of the two reservations where most Halchidhoma people live today.
Wikipedia article on the Halchidhoma Indians.
Four Directions: Halchidhoma:
Timeline and links about Halchidhoma history.
Yuman Tribes of the Lower Colorado:
Book on the history of the Yuman tribes, including a section on the Halchidhoma.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Links pages about the Halchidhomas.
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