Che·​ha·​lis | \ chəˈhālə̇s \
plural Chehalis or Chehalises

Definition of Chehalis

1a : a Salishan people of the Chehalis river valley and Grays Harbor, Washington
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Chehalis people

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History and Etymology for Chehalis

from Chehalis, the principal Lower Chehalis village on Grays Harbor, borrowed from Lower Chehalis c̓x̣íľəs

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

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