Native American Indian linguistics
Native American Legends: 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.
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