Chichimec

noun Chi·chi·mec \ˈchēchəˌmek\
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Chichimeca

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Chichimeco

\-ˈmā(ˌ)kō\

Definition of Chichimec

plural

Chichimec

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Chichimecs

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Chichimeca

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Chichimecas

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Chichimeco

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Chichimecos

  1. 1a :  any one of the Nahuatlan peoples in Mexico before the rise of the Aztec empire b :  a warlike people of northern Mexico c :  a member of any such people

  2. 2 :  the language of the Chichimec people

Chichimecan

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of chichimec

Spanish chichimeca, from Nahuatl chichimecatl


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