Chitimacha

noun

Chit·​i·​ma·​cha
ˌchitəˈmäshə
plural Chitimacha or Chitimachas
1
a
: an Indian people of the Mississippi delta
b
: a member of such people
2
: the language of the Chitimacha people

Word History

Etymology

perhaps Choctaw Chutimasha, literally, they have cooking pots, from chúti cooking pot + másha they possess

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“Chitimacha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chitimacha. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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