Language

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.

Choctaw Nation Film Festival

The Choctaw Language Department invites high school students to participate in a film competition. Winners will be announced during the Princess Pageant at the Annual Labor Day Festival.

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

Hotina – To Count

Learn to ask the question: "What are you teaching him?" and reply with: "I am teaching him to count."

Choctaw Lesson: Chahta Anumpa

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

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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 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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