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Muskogean

Syllabification: Mus·ko·ge·an
Pronunciation: /məˈskōɡēən
 
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Definition of Muskogean in English:

noun

A family of American Indian languages spoken in southeastern North America, including Chikasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.

adjective

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Relating to the Muskogean language family.
Example sentences
  • The Muskogean languages belong to the great Algonkian language family.
  • My people are the Muskogean people and they have the Creek name.
  • Creeks who avoided relocation to Oklahoma tended to stop speaking the Muskogean language so they would not be recognized as Indians and therefore forced to leave their homes.

Origin

from Muskogee2 + -an.

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