Ching·​paw | \ ˈchiŋˌpȯ \
plural Chingpaw or Chingpaws

Definition of Chingpaw

1 : a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group inhabiting upper Burma and the north Burma-Chinese frontier region, especially the Irrawaddy drainage above Myitkyina known as “the Triangle” and the Hukawng valley

called also Singpho

— see kachin
2 : a member of the Chingpaw

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“Chingpaw.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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