Chi·​chi·​mec | \ ˈchēchəˌmek \
variants: or Chichimeca \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈmākə \ or Chichimeco \ -​ˈmā(ˌ)kō \
plural Chichimec or Chichimecs or Chichimeca or Chichimecas or Chichimeco or Chichimecos

Definition of Chichimec

1a : any one of the Nahuatlan peoples in Mexico before the rise of the Aztec empire
b : a warlike people of northern Mexico
c : a member of any such people
2 : the language of the Chichimec people

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Other Words from Chichimec

Chichimecan \ ¦⸗⸗¦mākən , -​mek-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Chichimec

Spanish chichimeca, from Nahuatl chichimecatl

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“Chichimec.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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