Though its roots are ancient, the Chickasaw language is very much alive today. Use these resources and learn Chickasaw words and phrases through easy instructional videos, discover the multitude of educational opportunities the Chickasaw Nation offers, meet the Chickasaw elders and linguists who are keeping the Nation’s spoken word alive and explore a web app to further your mastery of the Chickasaw language. Chinittakat chinchokma’shki!
Though Chickasaw is a historically important language with ancient roots, it is still vital for it to evolve to keep up with the changing times. Here, learn how the Nation is working hard to keep the language current and reflective of our modern culture.
November 5th, 2010
Lisa Billy describes how she enjoys being both a student and a teacher of Chickasaw.
May 23rd, 2011
Joshua Hinson explains how the Language Committee creates new words & how the vocabulary has developed over time through language revitalization.