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Natchez Indian Language

Natchez was a Gulf language spoken in what is now Louisiana. The Natchez tribe was destroyed by the French and the survivors were later forcibly relocated to Oklahoma, where they were absorbed into the Creek and Cherokee tribes. Their descendents remain among those tribes to this day. Like other Gulf/Tunican languages, the Natchez language has not been spoken since the early 20th century, but some Natchez people today are working to revive the language.

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Natchez Language
Natchez language samples and resources.

Natchez Culture and History
Information and links about the Natchez tribe past and present.

Natchez Legends
Introduction to Natchez mythology.

Natchez Language Resources

Our Online Natchez Materials

Natchez Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Natchez language, with comparison to words in other Gulf languages.
Natchez Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Natchez words.
Natchez Picture Dictionary:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Natchez language.
Natchez Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Natchez language.
Natchez Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Natchez language.
Natchez Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in Natchez.

Other Natchez Language Pages

Demographic information about Natchez from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Natchez Language Tree:
    Theories about Natchez' language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Natchez Language Structures:
    Natchez linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Native Languages of the Southeastern United States:
    Survey of Southeast Native American languages, including Natchez.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Lengua Natchez:
Information about the Natchez language in Spanish.
Natchez links.
Natchez Tribe:
Natchez Indian books.

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