kashim

[ kash-im, kah-shim ]
/ ˈkæʃ ɪm, ˈkɑ ʃɪm /
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noun Alaska.

a building used by Eskimos as a community gathering place or as a place where men congregate and socialize.

Nearby words

  1. kasbek,
  2. kasbek, mount,
  3. kasha,
  4. kasher,
  5. kashi,
  6. kashin-bek disease,
  7. kashiwa,
  8. kashmir,
  9. kashmir goat,
  10. kashmir rug

Origin of kashim

First recorded in 1850–55, kashim is from the Yupik word qasgiq

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