noun \ˈchü-ˌmash\
plural Chumash

Definition of CHUMASH

:  a member of an American Indian people of southwestern California
:  the family of languages spoken by the Chumash people

Origin of CHUMASH

from Tcú-mac, name in a coastal Chumash language for the inhabitants of Santa Rosa Island
First Known Use: 1891


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