Language: Apalachee was a Muskogean language of the American Southeast.
Very little is known of it today. Apalachee ceased to be spoken by the community in the early 18th century, although a few words
survived among their descendants. Early Spanish transcripts of the language suggest that it was most closely related to
Like other Muskogean languages, Apalachee was a language with morphologically complex verbs and SOV word order.
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Names: The name Apalachee comes from the language of their Hitchiti neighbors, and means "people on the other side."
Their original name for themselves was never recorded; it's possible that Apalachee people normally identified themselves by their
village name, as many Southeastern people did, rather than using a special name to refer to their tribe in general.
They were also sometimes known as San Luis Indians, after the name of the Spanish fort based in their territory,
Mission San Luis de Talimali.
Tribal descendants today call themselves Apalachees.
Alternate spellings of this name include Appalachi, Apalache, Appalachee, and Apalachi.