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Chiricahua

[ chir-i-kah-wuh ]
/ ˌtʃɪr ɪˈkɑ wə /
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noun, plural Chir·i·ca·huas, (especially collectively) Chir·i·ca·hua for 1.
a member of an Apache group that comprises several Apache bands, formerly located in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, now living primarily in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
the Athabascan language of the Chiricahua, differing only dialectically from Navaho.
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Origin of Chiricahua

First recorded in 1885–90; via Spanish from Opata (extinct Uto-Aztecan language of Sonora) Chihuicahui or Chiguicagui “Mountain of the Wild Turkey” (now the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona)

Words nearby Chiricahua

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