[ chee-moo ]
/ tʃiˈmu /
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noun, plural Chi·mus, (especially collectively) Chi·mu.
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.
the language of this people.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Chimu, their language, or their culture.
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Words nearby Chimu
chimney sweep, chimney swift, chimney wheel, chimp, chimpanzee, Chimu, chin, china, China aster, china bark, chinaberry
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How to use Chimu in a sentence
According to some ancient authors Paramanca was built by King Chimu as a frontier fortress against the neighboring nations.
You may know that the Chimu tribes in the north were the wealthiest at the time of the coming of the Spaniards.The Social Gangster|Arthur B. Reeve
Many agricultural implements are found, not only at Chimu, but all along the coast.The Prehistoric World|E. A. Allen
Mr. Squier gives an engraving of a design upon a Chimu vase, in which the powers of earth and sea are arrayed in combat.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
This city was the capital of the Great Chimu, ruler of a mighty empire that antedated the Incas.The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure|Gerald Breckenridge