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Mobile Tribe (Mabila, Mavila)

The Mobile Indians were a Muskogean tribe of Alabama, relatives of the Choctaw tribe. Their language was never well recorded, but was probably either a dialect of Choctaw or a closely related language. A regional trade language used by the Mobiles and their neighbors, known as the Mobilian Trade Jargon, is much better-known than their own language. The Mobile no longer exist as a distinct tribe. Most of them are believed to have merged into the Choctaw tribe, where their descendants still live today.

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Mobilian Trade Langauge:
    Our resources about the Mobilian Jargon.
Mobile Language Tree:
    Theories about Mobile language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Mobile Culture and History Links

Mobile Tribe History:
    Information on the Mobile Indians from the Handbook of American Indians.
The Mobilian Indians:
    Article on the Mobile tribe and their interactions with early colonists.
Mabila (Mobile):
    Wikipedia article on the Mobile Indians.
Mobile Indian Tribe:
    Historical profile of the Mobile Indians.
Four Directions: Mobile:
    Timeline and links about Mobile history.

Books for sale on the Mobile Indians

Mobilian Jargon:
    Good book on the Mobilian trade language.
The Mobile Indians:
    Ethnography of the Mobile tribe's history and culture.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Mobile Tribe:
Mobile links page.
Los pueblos nativos del Sureste:
Information about the Mobiles and other Southeastern tribes in Spanish.



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