Muskogean


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Mus·ko·ge·an

also Mus·kho·ge·an  (mŭs-kō′gē-ən)
n.
A family of Native American languages of the southeast United States that includes Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Alabama.

Muskogean

(mʌsˈkəʊɡɪən) or

Muskhogean

n
(Languages) a family of North American Indian languages, probably distantly related to the Algonquian family

Mus•ko•ge•an

or Mus•kho•ge•an

(mʌsˈkoʊ gi ən)

n.
a family of American Indian languages spoken or formerly spoken in the southeastern U.S., and, since the Indian removals of the 1830s, in Oklahoma, including the languages of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Mikasuki.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Muskogean - a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Alabama - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in what is now the state of Alabama; "the Alabamas were members of the Creek Confederacy"
Choctaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama
Hitchiti - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Georgia; a member of the Creek Confederacy
Koasati - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in northern Alabama; a member of the Creek Confederacy
Muskogee - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Georgia and eastern Alabama and constituting the core of the Creek Confederacy
Seminole - a member of the Muskhogean people who moved into Florida in the 18th century
2.Muskogean - a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Alabama - the Muskhogean language of the Alabama
Chickasaw - the Muskhogean language of the Chickasaw
Chahta, Choctaw - the Muskhogean language of the Choctaw
Hitchiti - the Muskhogean language spoken by the Hitchiti
Koasati - the Muskhogean language spoken by the Koasati
Muskogee - the Muskhogean language spoken by the Muskogee
Seminole - the Muskhogean language of the Seminole
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This is what we see in the Muskogean family (Algonquian), where e.
It was promised to the entire Muskogean language family: the Choctaw, the Chickasaw, the Seminole (along with some of their Mikasuki cousins), and the diverse peoples of the Creek Confederacy (including the Maskoke Creek, Alabama, Quassarte, and the Hitchiti, to name a few) and the non-Muskogean-speaking peoples who came with the Confederacy: the Euchee, the Natchez, and the Yamasee.
The modern Muskogean tribes, he argues, were recombinations of these chiefdoms that splintered in the late precontact and early colonial period.