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.
Tribal descendants today call themselves Apalachees.
Alternate spellings of this name include Appalachi, Apalache, Appalachee, and Apalachi.