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[chee-moo] /tʃiˈmu/
noun, plural Chimus (especially collectively) Chimu.
a member of an Amerindian people inhabiting the northern coast of Peru and having a highly developed urban culture that lasted until its destruction by the Incas.
the language of this people.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Chimu, their language, or their culture. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Chimu people were certainly very expert workmen in gold and silver.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • It is situated nearly two miles from the sea, in the valley of the Chimu.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Many agricultural implements are found, not only at Chimu, but all along the coast.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • The Chimu tapestries and embroideries shew taste as well as technical skill.

  • The cultural development of the Chincha was, artistically speaking, not so high as that of the Chimu.

  • With our present knowledge we are justified in concluding that Chimu was the head-quarters of a powerful tribe.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Inclosures, such as we have described here, are the principal features of the Chimu ruins.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • One very celebrated huaca, at Chimu, was found to contain an enormous amount of gold vessels.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Mr. Squier gives an engraving of a design upon a Chimu vase, in which the powers of earth and sea are arrayed in combat.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • At last the Chimu armies, however, were forced back to the protection of the great walls of Chan Chan.

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