Definitions

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

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

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From Russian чукчи (čúkči), singular чукча (čúkča)

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Russia's Holy Warriors

  • 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.

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