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Brief List Of Words Used By The Choctaw At Bayou Lacomb

EnglishChoctaw
arrowino’ke
baskettaposhake
bayoukwahonoshe’
blacklosa
blowgunhaklu’mpa
blueocha’kwa
bowtansheba’ta
caneuske
catkãte
Coonsha’we
corntonche
cowwak
crayfishshatje
dart (for blowgun)shurnã’nte
devil (evil spirit)nanapolo
dogofe
drumthe’ba
eightontuchina
FireLowak
fivetakla’pe
fourko(shta’
god (good spirit)aba
greenchamale’
guntanapo
halfLa sha’pa
horn (cow’s)lape’she
hundred (one)taleba chafa
knifebashpo
lightningmala’tha
longfalaya
magnoliakàtlaha
mortarkite
ninechale
onechafa
opossumsoka’ta
palmettotala
pestlekêtoke
pipeashun’kwa
Prairieinhulata
redhuma
ricehonoshe
riverbogu
sevenontogola
sieveishsho’ha
sixhanna’le
spoonsti’mpa
strap (for basket)aseta
sumacbushucha
tattooinghanchahale
tenpokwole
threetuchenn’na
thunderheloha
tobaccoachumon
twotuglo
waterokwa
whitetobe
winnowing basketobfko’
yellolokwana

MLA Source Citation:

Bushnell, David I., Jr. The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St Tammay Parish Louisiana. Washington Government Printing Office. 1909. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 29 July 2016.
https://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/list-of-words-used-by-the-choctaw.htm
- Last updated on Feb 7th, 2013

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