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also Chuk·chee  (cho͝ok′chē)
n. pl. Chukchi or Chuk·chis also Chukchee or Chuk·chees
1. A member of a people of northeast Siberia.
2. The language of the Chukchi, noted for being pronounced differently by men and women.

[Russian, pl. of chukcha, from Chukchi chawchəw.]


(ˈtʃʊktʃɪ) or


npl -chi, -chis, -chee or -chees
1. (Peoples) a member of a people of the Chukchi Peninsula
2. (Languages) the language of this people, related only to some of the smaller aboriginal languages of Siberia


or Chuk•chee

(ˈtʃʊk tʃi)

n., pl. -chis or -chees, (esp. collectively) -chi or -chee.
1. a member of a Paleosiberian people inhabiting the Chukchi Peninsula and adjacent areas of extreme NE Siberia.
2. the language of the Chukchis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chukchi - a member of an indigenous people living on the Chukchi Peninsula
Siberian - a native or inhabitant of Siberia
2.Chukchi - an indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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