Pronunciation: (chir"i-kä'wu), [key]
—pl. -huas, (esp. collectively) -hua for 1.
1. a member of an Apache Indian group, formerly located in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, now living primarily in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
2. the Athabaskan language of the Chiricahua, differing only dialectically from Navaho.
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