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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.]
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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]


(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]
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(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.
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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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Rotolosaid his firm was involved in multiple smaller projects in the $2 million to $5 million range in 2018, such as the building of a new tribal complex for the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Oklahoma.
Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE:TPC) declared on Wednesday that its subsidiary Tutor Perini Building Corp (TPBC) received its first major award with the selection by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as design-builder for the Choctaw Casino and Resort Expansion Project in Durant, Oklahoma, USA.
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27 (1830) The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek was signed by the leaders of the Choctaw Nation, surrendering 10,423,130 acres of land to the U.S.
Ahlakofi, in Choctaw translates to "a place of healing." The project was designed with respect to the mission and values of the Choctaw Nation Health System, "To Provide the Highest Quality Health Care to the People We Serve and Excellence in Rural Health Care".
- Attorney Frank Branson comments after the Court of Appeals for Texas' 5th District upheld a $9.3 million verdict against the southern Oklahoma tribe, Choctaw Nation, in a lawsuit involving a bus crash that killed two passengers.
A citizen of the Mississippi Choctaw Nation and part Cherokee, Jeffrey Gibson (born March 31, 1972) spent time in Germany, England, and Korea in his youth.
Mihesuah (who is a member of the Choctaw Nation, as well as the Cora Lee Beers Price Professor in International Cultural Understanding at the University of Kansas) offers a far more accurate depiction of Christie and the times in which he lived.
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