List of Words used by the Choctaw

Brief List Of Words Used By The Choctaw At Bayou Lacomb

List of Choctaw Words

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

Collection:
Bushnell, David I., Jr. The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St Tammay Parish Louisiana. Washington Government Printing Office. 1909.

1 thought on “List of Words used by the Choctaw”

  1. GEORGE H BLAKELEY

    My Great Grand Father was Choctaw from Alabama.
    He had children by an African American my Fathers side..
    I have always wanted to learn about my Greats culture as I realize it is part of my unknown own.

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