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Definition of the noun Chama

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Chama is a genus of Chamidae, described by Linnaeus in 1758.

Chama is a genus of Mollusca, described by da Costa in 1778.

Chama is a genus of Mollusca, described by Mörch in 1853.

Chama is a kind of Animalia, described by Mörch in 1853.

Chama is a kind of Animalia, described by Oken in 1815.


  1. Chama is a village in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,199 at the 2000 census. It is a small village, but tourism is starting to help the town's economy.
  2. Chama is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Costilla County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Chama Post Office is 81126.
  3. CHAMA is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as waypoint CHAMA, CHAMA waypoint, fix CHAMA, CHAMA fix
  4. Chama is a small Late-Classic Maya highland site, situated in the Chixoy River valley of the Alta Verapaz department of Guatemala, some fifty kilometers north-west of San Pedro Carchah. Small-scale excavations were carried out in the early twentieth century by Robert J. Burkitt of the Pennsylvania University Museum. The site belongs to the periphery of the lowland Maya kingdoms. It has been argued that Chama was colonized from the lowlands somewhere at the beginning of the eighth century A.D. and then developed its characteristic, but short-lived Classical ceramic style.


Who is Chama?

Chama wrote the manga series Aiura.

  • also known as Chama Uji
  • profession: Comic book creator


Chama is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Great Match.


"Chama" is a musical album of Joanna.

  • released in (35 years ago)


  1. Chama: A Chama is an informal cooperative society that is normally used to pool and invest savings by people in East Africa, and particularly Kenya. The chama phenomenon is also referred to as "micro-savings groups". "Chama" is the Kiswahili word for "group" or "body". The chama phenomenon arose out of the idea of harambee, which means "all together", in the late 1980s and 1990s. Originally, chamas tended to be exclusively women's groups, but as chamas started to grow in sophistication and success, men started participating in chamas as well. The chama structure is used throughout Africa, but is particularly popular in Kenya where the word originated. In Kenya there are estimated to be 300,000 chamas managing a total of KSH 300 billion in assets. Chamas are known for their exclusivity. In order to join new members are typically subjected to extensive interviews and must have assurances or guarantees made for them by an existing member. Some sources have estimated that one in three Kenyans are chama members.
  2. Chama a.k.a. Ese Ejja Language: Esse Ejja, also known as Tiatinagua, is a Tacanan language of Bolivia and Peru. It is spoken by all ages of Ese Ejja people. Dialects are Guacanawa, Baguaja, Echoja, and possibly extinct Chama, Chuncho, Huanayo, Kinaki, and Mohino.

Phrases with Chama

  1. Chama Cor
  2. Chama Codak
  3. Chama Dosin
  4. Chama Janus
  5. Chama Magna
  6. Chama Parva
  7. Chama Picta
  8. Chama Pitar
  9. Chama Ratoi
  10. Chama Rubea
  11. Chama sarda
  12. Chama thaca
  13. Chama arcana
  14. Chama Arpona
  15. Chama Asinus
  16. Chama Aspera
  17. Chama Cerion
  18. Chama Citrea
  19. Chama Crassa
  20. genus Chama

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Google previewReport of the Special Committee of the United States Senate on the Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands. ... (1890)

by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on the Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands

The Chama is a large river for that country, and its smaller tributaries drain great mountains, and there are many beautiful valleys scattered about through the region. The lower portion of the Uhama runs through a sand plain, and these sands ...

Google previewMoon New Mexico (2017)

by Zora O'Neill

A tiny highmountain town, Chama is a perfect getaway for people who find Durango or Silverton, Colorado, too crowded. With just 1,000 residents, the place was and still is focused on the railroad that begins here and threads its way between ...

Google previewGoldsmith's History of the Earth, and Animated Nature (1819)

With Copious Notes, Containing All the New Discoveries in the Phenomena of Nature, Interspersed with Numerous Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Instinct of the Animal Kingdom ; Selected from the Most Authentic Sources by Thomas Brown

THE HEART CHAMA Is an elegant variety of this genus,.

Google previewThe land of sunshine

Chama is a modern railroad town on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad on which it is a division point, and is a shipping point for the wool, lumber and other products of the northern part. It has public schools. and churches. Near the town are ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Events & Dates (2009)

by S. B. Bhattacherje

Hira Bettada Chama Raja, son of 1 ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1820)

by Abraham Rees

infide GENUs CHAMA. Fig・5・ Chama Cor GENUs SPoNDYLUs.& 。 194 Lettered Cosg更oLoGY Genus Spondylus ...

Google previewIconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art (1851)

Before the mollusc was known, it was placed near Chama, but its affinities are with the Unionidee ; it resembles Iridina in having the extremity of the branchiae united by a small connexion forming the superior siphon. The shell is nacreous, ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Chama. This genus is appointed, by Brn- guiere and Lamarck, to those shells only which, in particular, possess unequal valves, and are adherent. The characters of the genus therefore are : a bivalve shell, with adhering unequal valves ; the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1893)

Containing a Full Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, ... by Robley Dunglison

Chama ...

Google previewA conchological dictionary of the British Islands (1819)

by William Turton

CHAMA. HEART-COCKLE. Shell with two strong valves : hinge rugged and gibbous, with the teeth obliquely locking into the opposite valves. 1. Chama Cor. Oz-heart Cockle. Fig. 17. Lister, pi- 275. f. Ill — Donovan, pi. I34—Laskey, pi. 8.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (2014)

by George Watt

Shrimii-thu'mpa, chama-kura, chama-kuru, c lima-ga , chama. dumpa, ohema, TEL. ; Che'm a-kizhanna, kaladi, MALA. ; Shims-godde, keshavand-gadde, KAN. ; aohchi, katohii, karhwi, kachww, SANS.; Kalkas, qulqais, kur, ARAB.; Md huya ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History (2010)

by John Wesley Tunnell

Chama congregata Conrad, 1833 Little Corrugate Jewelbox Distribution: North Carolina to Texas; Brazil; Bermuda. Size: 33 mm (1 1/3 in). Description: Color brownish—orange on grayish base, interior white with reddish—purple splotches ; ...


Chama (ka'ma)> tne gaping cockle, a genus of large marine bivalves. The giant clam, Chama gigas, is the largest shell yet discovered, sometimes measuring four feet across. It is found in the Indian Ocean. CViamada (sha-mad'), a military ...

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Abdou Elouazzani Et Mohamed Laroussi Et Chama Zaz 2013 01 - Morceau 1

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