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Choc·taw

 (chŏk′tô)
n. pl. Choctaw or Choc·taws
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting central and southern Mississippi and southwest Alabama. Present-day populations exist in Oklahoma, to which many of the Choctaw were removed in the 1830s, as well as in their former homelands.
2. The Muskogean language of the Choctaw.

[Choctaw Chahta.]

Choctaw

(ˈtʃɒktɔː)
npl -taws or -taw
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people of Alabama
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Muskogean family
[C18: from Choctaw Chahta]

choctaw

(ˈtʃɒktɔː)
n
(Ice Skating) skating a turn from the inside edge of one skate to the outside edge of the other or vice versa
[C19: after Choctaw]

Choc•taw

(ˈtʃɒk tɔ)

n., pl. -taws, (esp. collectively) -taw.
1. a member of an American Indian people orig. of central and S Mississippi, removed in large part to the Indian Territory in 1831–33.
2. a dialect of the Muskogean language shared by the Chickasaw and Choctaw.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Choctaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in AlabamaChoctaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama
Muskhogean, Muskogean - a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
2.Choctaw - the Muskhogean language of the Choctaw
Muskhogean language, Muskogean language, Muskhogean, Muskogean - a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
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Hike through what used to be Chocktaw and Chickasaw lands, and experience the lush and beautiful landscapes of Mississippi.
On August 20, 1994, several ceremonialists, including David Carson, a Chocktaw medicine pipe carrier, gathered in full regalia for a ceremony in New Orleans with the chiefs of the Mardi Gras Indians.
Three tribes are participating in the special project: the Chickasaw Nation, the Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Potawatomi Nation.