[ choo-mash ]
/ ˈtʃu mæʃ /
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noun, plural Chu·mash·es, (especially collectively) Chu·mash for 1.
a member of an American Indian people who formerly inhabited the southern California coast from San Luis Obispo to Santa Monica Bay, as well as the Santa Barbara Islands and the interior westward to the San Joaquin Valley: noted for their sophisticated seacraft and rock paintings.
any of the Hokan languages of the Chumash, at least six in number, all now extinct.
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[ Sephardic Hebrew khoo-mahsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew khoom-uhsh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew xuˈmɑʃ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxʊm əʃ /
noun, plural Chu·ma·shim [Sephardic Hebrew khoo-mah-sheem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khoo-maw-shim]. /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxu mɑˈʃim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xʊˈmɔ ʃɪm/. Hebrew.
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How to use Chumash in a sentence
Over time, the Chumash and Tongva people came to inhabit the islands, and their descendants remain connected to them over 10,000 years later.The Ultimate Channel Islands National Park Travel Guide|Shawnté Salabert|June 23, 2021|Outside Online
She even recently tattooed a Chumash judge in the Los Angeles area who wears her chin marks openly.
British Dictionary definitions for Chumash
/ Hebrew (xʊˈmaʃ, Yiddish ˈxʊməʃ) /
Judaism a printed book containing one of the Five Books of Moses
Word Origin for chumash
literally: a fifth (part of the Torah)
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