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"Tanekshaya" is an alternate name for the Biloxi tribe of Mississippi and Louisiana. It comes from the tribe's own name for themselves in their ancestral Siouan language, meaning "first people."

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

 Biloxi language
 Biloxi Indian tribe history
 Biloxi pronunciation
 Biloxi animals
 Mississippi reservations
 Siouan language family

Here are a few good books about the Tanekshaya:
 Dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo Languages
 Nations Within
 The Tunica-Biloxi

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