Che·​che·​het | \ ¦chāchə¦het, -ech- \
plural Chechehet or Chechehets

Definition of Chechehet

1a : an extinct people of central Argentina
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Chechehet people constituting a linguistic family

called also Het

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History and Etymology for Chechehet

Spanish chechehet, chechaet, of American Indian origin

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“Chechehet.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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