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Chukchi

or Chuch·chi, Chuck·chi, Chuk·chee

[ chook-chee ]
/ ˈtʃʊk tʃi /
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noun, plural Chuk·chis, (especially collectively) Chuk·chi for 1.

a member of a Paleo-Asiatic people of northeastern Siberia.
the Chukotian language of the Chukchi people, noted for having different pronunciations for men and women.

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Chukchi

Chukchee

/ (ˈtʃʊktʃɪ) /

noun

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