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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.]


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]


(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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LEO Varadkar has announced a new scholarship partnership with the Choctaw Nation for students to study here.
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Most of the focus is on the life-long tenure and diplomatic work of Payamataha to keep the Chickasaw away from conflict with other southern tribes: Cherokees to the southeast, Creek confederacy to the south and the sprawling Choctaw Nation to the south, east and west in Mississippi, Louisiana and Southwest Alabama.
He also drew $2,500 each from the Temple Area Home Builders Association and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Though stronger in detailing the issues in the Choctaw nation, perhaps due to the wildly tangled issues in the Chickasaw nation, this study achieves its admirable goals while rescuing American Indian history from the isolation it has endured in studies of the nineteenth century.
The university is also located in the region of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.