Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a people of northeast Siberia.
  • n. The language of the Chukchi, noted for being pronounced differently by men and women.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Referring to or coming from Chukotka.
  • proper n. A Palaeosiberian language spoken by Chukchi people in the easternmost extremity of Siberia, mainly in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
  • proper n. A person living in or coming from Chukotka.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
  • n. a member of an indigenous people living on the Chukchi Peninsula

Etymologies

Russian, pl. of chukcha, from Chukchi chawchəw.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Russian чукчи (čúkči), singular чукча (čúkča) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Two of those are also in the Chukchi, which is estimated to hold 77 billion barrels of oil — compared to 22 billion in current U.S. proven reserves.

    Drilling Bits

  • In Russia, the Chukchi are the standard target but they do get their revenge:

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Look, you don't call a Chukchi 'reindeer herder,' because that's his occupation; he's a Chukchi first.

    Russia's Holy Warriors

  • Many Nostraticists wrongly connect it to a seemingly identical first person pronoun ɣem in a Siberian language called Chukchi eg.

    The origin of Indo-European ego

  • History will tell you that at one time the Russian forces were engaged by the Chukchi, that is a group of native people that are in far Siberia.

    Development Along the Polar Seas

  • Shell still needs to win approval of its drilling plan for the Chukchi, which is west of the Beaufort Sea and more remote.

    NYT > Home Page

  • But U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline of Anchorage in July ruled that the federal government failed to follow environmental law before it sold the leases in the Chukchi, which is covered much of the year by ice and is home to polar bears, walrus, ice seals and endangered whales.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • He called the Chukchi and Beaufort seas "areas that could be home to some of the most prolific, undiscovered hydrocarbon basins in the U.S."

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News

  • Or perhaps a more scarcely heard language, like Chukchi, spoken in northern Kamchatka, the Siberian peninsula renowned for its volcanic wilderness.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In the afternoon, we four and a driver head northeast along the shore toward Point Barrow, which divides the Arctic Ocean's Chukchi Sea to the west from the Beaufort Sea to the east.

    Taking the Arctic Plunge

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