List of Words used by the Choctaw

Brief List Of Words Used By The Choctaw At Bayou Lacomb

List of Choctaw Words

English Choctaw
arrow ino’ke
basket taposhake
bayou kwahonoshe’
black losa
blowgun haklu’mpa
blue ocha’kwa
bow tansheba’ta
cane uske
cat kãte
Coon sha’we
corn tonche
cow wak
crayfish shatje
dart (for blowgun) shurnã’nte
devil (evil spirit) nanapolo
dog ofe
drum the’ba
eight ontuchina
Fire Lowak
five takla’pe
four ko(shta’
god (good spirit) aba
green chamale’
gun tanapo
half La sha’pa
horn (cow’s) lape’she
hundred (one) taleba chafa
knife bashpo
lightning mala’tha
long falaya
magnolia kàtlaha
mortar kite
nine chale
one chafa
opossum soka’ta
palmetto tala
pestle kêtoke
pipe ashun’kwa
Prairie inhulata
red huma
rice honoshe
river bogu
seven ontogola
sieve ishsho’ha
six hanna’le
spoon sti’mpa
strap (for basket) aseta
sumac bushucha
tattooing hanchahale
ten pokwole
three tuchenn’na
thunder heloha
tobacco achumon
two tuglo
water okwa
white tobe
winnowing basket obfko’
yello lokwana

Topics:
Choctaw, Dictionary,

Locations:
St. Tammany Parish LA,

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.


    Topics:
    Choctaw, Dictionary,

    Locations:
    St. Tammany Parish LA,

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

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