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or Chuch·chi, Chuck·chi, Chuk·chee

[choo k-chee]
noun, plural Chuk·chis, (especially collectively) Chuk·chi for 1.
  1. a member of a Paleo-Asiatic people of northeastern Siberia.
  2. the Chukotian language of the Chukchi people, noted for having different pronunciations for men and women.
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Examples from the Web for chukchi

Historical Examples

  • The Chukchi burn their dead or expose them on platforms to be devoured by ravens.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3


  • The same haughty self-esteem one meets with in his host in the "gamma" of the reindeer Lapp, and the skin tent of the Chukchi.

  • Reasons have already been advanced for supposing that the Chukchi were a Tungus people who came originally from the Amur basin.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • Even the sailors struggled with the Chukchi vocabulary, and tried to teach their savage friends Swedish.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • One day at the end of February a Chukchi who had lost his way came on board, carrying a dog by the hind legs.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

British Dictionary definitions for chukchi



  1. plural -chi, -chis, -chee or -chees a member of a people of the Chukchi Peninsula
  2. the language of this people, related only to some of the smaller aboriginal languages of Siberia
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