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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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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