or Chuch·chi, Chuck·chi, Chuk·chee
- 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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The Chukchi burn their dead or expose them on platforms to be devoured by ravens.
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.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
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.
One day at the end of February a Chukchi who had lost his way came on board, carrying a dog by the hind legs.
- 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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