Definition of Chemehuevi
1a : a Shoshonean people resident in the lower Colorado river valley and adjacent parts of California in the nineteenth century b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Chemehuevi people
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Origin and Etymology of chemehuevi
borrowed from American Spanish, earlier (18th-century) Chemebet, Chemeguaba, Chemegué, probably borrowed from a name for the Chemehuevi in a Yuman language, as modern Havasupai čmwav, Quechan (Yuma) camawé·v
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