Type Political Subdivision
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Meaning & History
Derived from the Russian name Чукчи (Chukchi), referring to the native people who originally inhabited the area. The word Chukchi is derived from Chukchi Chauchu meaning "rich in reindeer", used by the Reindeer Chukchi people to distinguish themselves from the Maritime Chukchi (the Anqallyt meaning "sea people"). The Chukotka Autonomous Orkug is a federal subject of Russia located in the Far East of Siberia.