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"Chinde" was the name of an Apache band of New Mexico. It is a corruption of their own tribal name for themselves, Chihende, meaning "red paint people." The Chinde Apaches were Chiricahua speakers, also known as the Chihende or Warm Springs Apaches. The Chindes merged with other Chiricahua people, and today most Chinde descendents live in the Fort Sill Apache tribe in Oklahoma.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Chinde tribe and language:

 Chinde language
 Apache tribes
 Apache pronunciation
 Athabaskan languages
 Southwest American Indian

Here are a few good books about the Chindes:
 Culture and Customs of the Apache Indians
 Wisdom Sits In Places
 Western Apache-English Dictionary

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