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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Chickasaw Words

Welcome to our Chickasaw vocabulary page! Chickasaw is a Muskogean language, related to other languages like Choctaw and Creek. We have included twenty basic Chickasaw words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Chickasaw words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our American Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Chickasaw language site for more free resources.

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Chickasaw Word Set

(Click here for Chickasaw pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Chickasaw
One (Un) Chaffa
Two (Deux) Toklo
Three (Trois) Tochchí'na
Four (Quatre) Oshta
Five (Cinq) Talhlhá'pi
Man (Homme) Nakni'
Woman (Femme) Ihoo
Dog (Chien) Ofi'
Sun (Soleil) Hashi'
Moon (Lune) Hashi'
Water (Eau) Oka'
White (Blanc) Tohbi
Yellow (Jaune) Lakna'
Red (Rouge) Homma'
Black (Noir) Losa'
Eat (Manger) Apa
See (Voir) Pisa
Hear (Entendre) Haklo
Sing (Chanter) Taloowa
Leave (Partir) Ifilammi

Click here to see Chickasaw vocabulary words compared to words in related Muskogean languages: Muskogean Indian Words

Chickasaw Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Chickasaw word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!

*Chickasaw animal words
*Chickasaw body parts
*Chickasaw color words
*Chickasaw number words

Additional Resources

   Chickasaw Indians
   Chickasaw stories
   Tennessee Native Americans
   Online Native American dictionary
   Chickasaw Indian names

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