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n. pl. Chumash or Chu·mash·es
A member of any of a group of Hokan-speaking Native American peoples formerly inhabiting the southern California coastal region around Santa Barbara and the northern Channel Islands, with a small present-day population near Santa Barbara.


(xʊˈmaʃ; Yiddish ˈxʊməʃ)
(Judaism) Judaism a printed book containing one of the Five Books of Moses
[literally: a fifth (part of the Torah)]


(ˈtʃu mæʃ)

n., pl. -mash•es, (esp. collectively) -mash.
a member of an American Indian people who formerly inhabited the S California coast from San Luis Obispo to Santa Monica Bay.
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POLO and POSY have been actively opposing the Chumash Tribe's trust application through all available legal and political channels.
1 -- color) On Pico Canyon Road, Mati Waiya performs a Chumash blessing Friday for Old Glory, the centuries-old oak tree in the way of developers.
The tribe is America's first and only federally recognized band of Chumash Indians indigenous to the coastal areas of California around Santa Barbara.
A draft of the environmental impact report, compiled by the Agoura Hills-based Impact Services firm, is expected to include information on any archaeological artifacts left by the Chumash tribe of American Indians, who once settled along the Santa Clara River.
captured the vacant California State junior welterweight crown at Chumash and broke his opponent's eight-bout unbeaten streak by scoring a ninth-round knockout over Jose Antonio Ojeda April 22, 2005, on "ShoBox.
Chumash storyteller Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, 48, told how the expedition affected her ancestors.
para]]WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Tribal Chairman Vincent Armenta testified today before the U.
Contract Awarded for Expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California.
Broyles-Gonzalez's extensive introduction of forty-six pages provides a carefully reasoned context that reflects upon local and Native history, as well as Chumash concepts of survival strategies, self-determination, gender, resistance, and reemergence.
PAHs are the main component of fossil bitumen, a naturally occurring material used in ancient times by the Chumash Indians.