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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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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She is a member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and a past patient of OKCIC.
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These newly designed Promise Zones join five others that President Obama designated in January 2014--Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Antonio, southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The work underway in these communities is already showing results.
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Editor and translator Hagg (linguistics, University of Oklahoma) and Willis (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Language Program) present the meeting records in side-by-side English and Choctaw.
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