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