Chemakum

noun
Chem·a·kum | \ ˈcheməkəm \
variants: or Chimakum \ˈchim- \
plural Chemakum or Chemakums or Chimakum or Chimakums

Definition of Chemakum 

1a : an American Indian people resident on the northeast coast of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington in the nineteenth century

b : a member of such people

2 : a Chimakuan language of the Chemakum people

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History and Etymology for Chemakum

borrowed from a 19th-century form (with m) of nearby Salishan names for the Chemakum, as Twana čə́bqəb, Lushootseed čə́bəqəb

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