Chemakum

noun Chem·a·kum \ˈcheməkəm\
variants: or

Chimakum

\ˈchim-\

Definition of Chemakum

plural

Chemakum

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Chemakums

or

Chimakum

or

Chimakums

  1. 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. 2 :  a Chimakuan language of the Chemakum people

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Origin and Etymology of 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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