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Chukchi

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noun Chuk·chi \ˈchu̇k-ˌchē\

Definition of Chukchi

plural

Chukchi

or

Chukchis

  1. 1 :  a member of a Siberian people inhabiting the Chukchi Peninsula

  2. 2 :  the language of the Chukchi people



Origin and Etymology of chukchi

Russian chukcha (plural chukchi), probably ultimately from Chukchi čavčəv reindeer breeder


First Known Use: 1780


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