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Legendary Native American Figures: Nalusa Falaya

Name: Nalusa Falaya
Tribal affiliation: Choctaw
Alternate spellings: Na Losa Falaya
Pronunciation: nah-luss-ah fah-lah-yah
Type: Ghost being

Nalusa Falaya is a frightening creature of Choctaw mythology. Its name literally means "long black being," and though it is usually described as a tall spindly humanoid, it is sometimes said to slither like a snake or melt into the form of a shadow. It lurks in the long shadows around dusk, frightening children from staying out too late and occasionally bewitching incautious hunters.

Nalusa Falaya Stories

*Supernatural Beings in Our Past:
    Article on Choctaw folklore, including descriptions of the Nalusa Falaya.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Southeastern Native American Legends:
    Book comparing the traditional stories of the Choctaw and other Southeast tribes.

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 Choctaw Indian language
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