Chimu

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noun

Chi·​mu
chēˈmü
plural Chimu or Chimus
1
a
: 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

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adjective

"
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 12 Apr. 2024.

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