Chimu

noun
Chi·​mu | \ chēˈmü \
plural Chimu or Chimus

Definition of Chimu

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : an extinct Yuncan people of the northwest coast of Peru
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Chimu people — compare yunca

Chimu

adjective
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Definition of Chimu (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a pre-Inca Peruvian culture characterized by the construction of large cities and by white and red pottery portrait vases and metalworking

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History and Etymology for Chimu

Noun

Spanish chimú, of American Indian origin

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“Chimu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chimu. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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