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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