Yuma n. In Cuba, a nickname for the United States. Editorial Note: In Spanish, the word is used with the definite article: La Yuma. Etymological Note: The etymological information in the 1996 cite and last 2004 cite is unverified. Another claim that it comes from a corrupted pronunciation by Cubans of the English words “united states” is less likely. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Meli says:

    im cuban, i lived in cuba and yuma can also be a person that lives in the united states a girl: la yuma, esa yuma etc. a guy: el yuma, ese yuma etc.

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