Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a formerly nomadic Apache tribe inhabiting southern New Mexico, southeast Arizona, and northern Mexico, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and New Mexico.

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  • proper noun A Native American tribe.
  • proper noun The Apache language these people speak.
  • noun A member of this tribe.

Etymologies

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Via Spanish, most likely from Opata chiguicagui ("mountain of the wild turkey").

Examples

  • The name is a corruption of Chihuicahui, as the people referred to themselves; in the strict sense the designation applied only to the Chokonen, but so intertwined were their destinies with those of the Chihenne, Bedonkohe, and Nednhi, that all four peoples are commonly referred to as Chiricahua.

    Once They Moved Like the Wind

  • The name is a corruption of Chihuicahui, as the people referred to themselves; in the strict sense the designation applied only to the Chokonen, but so intertwined were their destinies with those of the Chihenne, Bedonkohe, and Nednhi, that all four peoples are commonly referred to as Chiricahua.

    Once They Moved Like the Wind

  • Geronimo is known as the Chiricahua Apache leader that fought against both Mexico and the United States.

    Geronimo's Family Hit Skull & Bones and Yale With Lawsuit

  • The Chiricahua were the vanguard of all Apaches; other tribes came later.

    Once They Moved Like the Wind

  • The Chiricahua were the vanguard of all Apaches; other tribes came later.

    Once They Moved Like the Wind

  • "I've slept under the same tarp with him many's the time when we were followin 'Chiricahua' Paches.

    A Man Four-Square

  • Elbys is the great-granddaughter of Chiricahua Apache Chiefe Coshise and she is a truly remarkable woman.

    Jay Tavare: Honor Your Life

  • Elbys is the great-granddaughter of Chiricahua Apache Chiefe Coshise and she is a truly remarkable woman.

    Jay Tavare: Honor Your Life

  • Elbys is the great-granddaughter of Chiricahua Apache Chiefe Coshise and she is a truly remarkable woman.

    Jay Tavare: Honor Your Life

  • Elbys is the great-granddaughter of Chiricahua Apache Chiefe Coshise and she is a truly remarkable woman.

    Jay Tavare: Honor Your Life

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