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Chumash

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noun, Chu·mash \ˈchü-ˌmash\

Definition of Chumash

plural Chumash

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of southwestern California

  2. 2 :  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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