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Welcome to our Choctaw vocabulary page!
The Choctaw language belongs to the Muskogean family,
related to other languages like Chickasaw and Creek.
We have included twenty basic Choctaw words here, enough to
provide a simple comparison with related American Indian languages.
All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings")
because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
You can find a broader selection of Choctaw words in our online picture glossaries. If you would like to know a word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our American Indian translations fundraiser, or visit our main Choctaw language site for more free resources.
Thanks for your interest in Native American languages!
|English (Français)||Choctaw words|
|White (Blanc)||Hanta or Tohbi|
|Leave (Partir)||Filvmmi or Issa|
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