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n. pl. Chick·a·saw or Chick·a·saws
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northeast Mississippi and northwest Alabama, now located in south-central Oklahoma. The Chickasaw were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s.
2. The Muskogean language of the Chickasaw.

Chick′a·saw′ adj.
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npl -saws or -saw
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people of N Mississippi
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Muskogean family and closely related to Choctaw
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(ˈtʃɪk əˌsɔ)

n., pl. -saws, (esp. collectively) -saw.
1. a member of an American Indian people orig. of N Mississippi, removed to the Indian Territory in 1837–47.
2. a dialect of the Muskogean language shared by the Chickasaw and Choctaw.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chickasaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in northern MississippiChickasaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in northern Mississippi
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
2.Chickasaw - the Muskhogean language of the Chickasaw
Muskhogean language, Muskogean language, Muskhogean, Muskogean - a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
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"We will resume yesterday's discourse, young ladies," said he, "and you shall each read a page by turns; so that Miss a--Miss Short may have an opportunity of hearing you"; and the poor girls began to spell a long dismal sermon delivered at Bethesda Chapel, Liverpool, on behalf of the mission for the Chickasaw Indians.
Gore, for example, (the author of "Cecil,") a lady who quotes all tongues from the Chaldaean to Chickasaw, and is helped to her learning, "as needed," upon a systematic plan, by Mr.
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The study, which appeared in the January issue of APHA's American Journal of Public Health, followed 1,204 Chickasaw and Choctaw people for up to 12 months to determine their produce-buying habits and consumption.
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Prior graduate of LNO, Justin Arledge (Chickasaw) of the Sullivan Insurance Agency recollects his participation, "Leadership Native Oklahoma offers a unique experience for Native American Oklahomans to learn and explore tribal culture, as well as, meeting influential leaders of the tribes to learn what the tribes are currently involved with." He stresses the importance of the various topics involved from healthcare to housing and cultural significance, "Many tribes face the same roadblocks, but most tribes have different needs, and it is interesting to learn what those needs are." His overall opinion of the class is "terrific," and he is proud to have been a part of it.
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