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Chimu

noun Chi·mu \chēˈmü\

Definition of Chimu

plural

Chimu

or

Chimus

  1. 1a :  an extinct Yuncan people of the northwest coast of Peru b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the language of the Chimu people — compare yunca

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Origin and Etymology of chimu

Spanish chimú, of American Indian origin


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Chimu

adjective Chi·mu \"\

Definition of Chimu

  1. :  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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