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noun, plural Chi·mus, (especially collectively) Chi·mu.
  1. a member of an Amerindian people inhabiting the northern coast of Peru and having a highly developed urban culture that lasted until its destruction by the Incas.
  2. the language of this people.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Chimu, their language, or their culture.
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Historical Examples

  • It is situated nearly two miles from the sea, in the valley of the Chimu.

    The Prehistoric World

    E. A. Allen

  • The Chimu tapestries and embroideries shew taste as well as technical skill.

  • Inclosures, such as we have described here, are the principal features of the Chimu ruins.

  • With our present knowledge we are justified in concluding that Chimu was the head-quarters of a powerful tribe.

  • One very celebrated huaca, at Chimu, was found to contain an enormous amount of gold vessels.

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