- a building used by Eskimos as a community gathering place or as a place where men congregate and socialize.
Origin of kashim
First recorded in 1850–55, kashim is from the Yupik word qasgiq
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Examples from the Web for kashim
The people gave him place of honor in the kashim, and made him their headsman.
Then the shamans were angry and beat that boy and drove him out of the kashim.
During the hunting-season the men visit their wives only during the night, returning to the kashim before daylight.
The men, excepting old men and boys, all sleep in the kashim, whither they retire at sunset.
After morning worship, the women carry breakfast to their husbands in the kashim.