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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.
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Chimu, their language, or their culture.
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Examples from the Web for chimu

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.