Pronunciation: (chook'chē), [key]
—pl. -chis, (esp. collectively) -chi for 1.
1. a member of a Paleo-Asiatic people of northeastern Siberia.
2. the Chukotian language of the Chukchi people, noted for having different pronunciations for men and women. Also,Chuchchi,Chuckchi,Chukchee.
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