Chumash

Chumash

[choo-mash]
noun, plural Chumashes (especially collectively) Chumash for 1.
1.
a member of an American Indian people who formerly inhabited the southern California coast from San Luis Obispo to Santa Monica Bay, as well as the Santa Barbara Islands and the interior westward to the San Joaquin Valley: noted for their sophisticated seacraft and rock paintings.
2.
any of the Hokan languages of the Chumash, at least six in number, all now extinct.
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Chumash

[Sephardic Hebrew khoo-mahsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew khoom-uhsh]
noun, plural Chumashim [Sephardic Hebrew khoo-mah-sheem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khoo-maw-shim] . Hebrew.
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chumash (xʊˈmaʃ, Yiddish ˈxʊməʃ)
 
n
Judaism a printed book containing one of the Five Books of Moses
 
[literally: a fifth (part of the Torah)]

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