Definition of Chimariko

1. Noun. A member of an extinct North American Indian people formerly living in California.

Generic synonyms: Hoka, Hokan



2. Noun. The Hokan language spoken by the Chimariko.
Generic synonyms: Hoka, Hokan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chimariko

Chilomeniscus cinctus
Chilomycterus
Chilopoda
Chilopsis
Chilopsis linearis
ChiloƩ Island
Chilpancingo
Chilunda
Chimaera
Chimaera monstrosa
Chimaeridae
Chimakum
Chimaphila
Chimaphila corymbosa
Chimaphila umbellata
Chimariko
Chimborazo
Chimera
Chimonanthus
Chimonanthus praecox
Chin
China
China's Sorrow
China aster
China fleece vine
China jute
China rose
China syndrome
China syndromes

Literary usage of Chimariko

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1. Kato Texts by Pliny Earle Goddard (1910)
"As has been pointed out,14 the Achomawi and Atsugewi are lexically widely divergent from the Shasta, and in many cases chimariko agrees with forms in ..."

2. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico V. 1/4 by Frederick Webb Hodge (2003)
"The chimariko first became known to the whites on the influx of miners about ... In general culture the chimariko were much like their neighbors to the N. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"The chimariko constitute the Indian stock which is nearest to extinction of the many in California, and Professor Dixon found only four or five survivors. ..."

4. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"Among the chimariko Indians of California, if a girl is sent by her parents as a wife to a man whom she dislikes, she will bite his hands and scratch him ..."

5. Life and Culture of the Hupa by Pliny Earle Goddard (1903)
"The main Trinity from the mouth of Southfork to Junction City was the home of the chimariko who are now represented by nine adults. ..."

6. Indian Linguistic Families of America, North of Mexico by John Wesley Powell (1891)
"In 1875 Powers collected a chimariko vocabulary of about two hundred words ... In 1889 Mr. Curtin, while in Hoopa Valley, found a chimariko man seventy or ..."

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