Yuchi

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Yu·chi

 (yo͞o′chē)
n. pl. Yuchi or Yu·chis
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, with a present-day population in Oklahoma.
2. The language of the Yuchi, of no known linguistic affiliation.

[Probably Cherokee yutsi.]
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County Road 22 in Uchee, Alabama, Russell County is a small section of what used to be a primary pathway of this road.
Columbus, Georgia, lies within a region where coastal plain rocks of the Cretaceous Tuscaloosa Group unconformably lie atop Piedmont metamorphic rocks of the Gondwanan Uchee terrane.
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