Muskhogean


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Mus·kho·ge·an

 (mŭs-kō′gē-ən)
n.
Variant of Muskogean.
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Noun1.Muskhogean - 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.Muskhogean - 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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Chickasaw raiders received "a Gun, ammunition, horse, hatchet, and a suit of Cloathes" for just one captive (see Nairne's Muskhogean Journals: The 1708 Expedition to the Mississippi River, ed.
The tribal name "Shawnee" is a corruption of an archaic Algonquian Muskhogean Creek word Savannah, which translates to mean Southerner.
This is, for instance, the case of the following languages: Siouan (from the Macro-Siouan phylum), Algonquian (from the Macro-Algonquian phylum, probably the most extended family of native languages in North America), Muskhogean (of the Macro-Algonquian phylum), Salishan (to which Bella Coola belongs), Shoshonean (of the Uto-Aztecan family, the Numic-Plateau-Shoshonean group), Wakashan (to which belong Kwakiutl and Nootkan), Caddoan (of the Macro-Siouan phylum), Athapascan(-eyak) (of the NaDene phylum, to which also belong Navajo and Chipewyan).