Choctaw


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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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There chanced to be on board this boat, in addition to the usual dreary crowd of passengers, one Pitchlynn, a chief of the Choctaw tribe of Indians, who SENT IN HIS CARD to me, and with whom I had the pleasure of a long conversation.
There were but twenty thousand of the Choctaws left, he said, and their number was decreasing every day.
I spoke in the purest German, but I might as well have spoken in the purest Choctaw for all the good it did.
Adee, one of the first agents; "for no matter how plainly a man talked into his telephone, his language was apt to sound like Choctaw at the other end of the line.
The remnants of the Mohicans, and the Delawares, of the Creeks, Choctaws, and Cherokees, are destined to fulfil their time on these vast plains.
Evidence that I collected suggests that the Choctaw anti-termination movement began ninety miles away from the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma City, where thousands of Choctaws had migrated during the first half of the twentieth century and where many more were "transplanted" in the 1950s by the federal relocation program.
LEO Varadkar has announced a new scholarship partnership with the Choctaw Nation for students to study here.
AFP) LONDON: Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has visited the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma to thank them for a gift sent 171 years ago.
Born with the gift of painting with the clouds, Leona is a little Choctaw girl who uses the sky as her canvas to the delight of her people.
DURANT The Choctaw Nations Job for the Day Program is a lot more than its name may seem.
Notes: if you have any questions, call jason sturdivant, choctaw county engineer at 205-459-2473.
In six tightly woven chapters, the author traces the twining and changing meanings of race, citizenship, and sovereignty within the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations.