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School of Choctaw Language

CHOCTAW GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS

When people speak the Choctaw language, it preserves, promotes and protects Choctaw culture and sovereignty. Watch this video to learn all the ways to say “hello” and “goodbye” in Choctaw.

Common Phrases

  • halito

    hah-lih-toh

    hello

  • yakoke

    yoh-koh-keh

    thank you

  • chi pisa la chike

    che pe-hn-sa la che-keh

    until we meet again, see you later

Amita/Amitit Wihat

Learn how to say these phrases in Choctaw: "That picture is from long ago." and "My mother moved here from California."

Choctaw Lesson: Chahta Anumpa

This scenario highlights what to expect when visiting the Choctaw Cultural Center.

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Chahta Stories

Exploring the Choctaw Stories offers a profound glimpse into the rich culture and history of the Choctaw people.

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Choctaw Dictionary

CHOCTAW DICTIONARY

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Choctaw Hymns

CHOCTAW HYMNS

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Choctaw Language Classes

CHOCTAW LANGUAGE CLASSES

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Choctaw Lessons

Choctaw I

Learn the Choctaw language through comprehensive lessons, downloadable resources and audio clips. Begin your journey with the first module.

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Choctaw II

Continue your Choctaw language learning journey with the second module using comprehensive lessons, downloadable resources and audio clips.

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