Lessons

Learn Chickasaw words and phrases through instructional videos. From the fun educational videos featuring two dogs, Konta and Hottok, to Chickasaw video lessons from Joshua Hinson and JoAnn Ellis — take advantage of these excellent tools to practice speaking the Chickasaw language.

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Lesson 1: Body Parts

Joshua Hinson
Joshua Hinson provides the Chickasaw translations for the human body with help from members of the Chickasaw Nation's children's language club.

Lesson 2: Greetings and Introductions

Joshua Hinson and JoAnn Ellis
Language masters Joshua Hinson and JoAnn Ellis demonstrate Chickasaw greetings and introductions.

Lesson 3: What Is This?

Joshua Hinson and JoAnn Ellis
Joshua Hinson and JoAnn Ellis provide a series of "What is this?- Yappa nanta?" and "This is" language demonstrations.

Lesson 4: What Is This?

Joshua Hinson and JoAnn Ellis
Joshua Hinson and JoAnn Ellis provide a series of "What is this?- Yappa nanta?" and "This is" language demonstrations for cheese, fish, egg, and milk.

Lesson 5: Would You Like This?

Joshua Hinson and JoAnn Ellis
Joshua Hinson and JoAnn Ellis provide a series of "Do you want to eat?" with the positive and negative responses for cheese, fish, egg and milk.

Lesson 1: Thirsty

Performed by Talking Pets
Watch, listen and learn Chickasaw words and phrases with Ofi’ Toklo (Two Dogs) named Konta and Hottok.

Lesson 2: Tricks

Performed by Talking Pets
Watch, listen and learn Chickasaw words and phrases with Ofi’ Toklo (Two Dogs) named Konta and Hottok.

Lesson 3: Cat

Performed by Talking Pets
Watch, listen and learn Chickasaw words and phrases with Ofi' Toklo (Two Dogs) named Konta and Hottok.

Lesson 4: Wolf

Performed by Talking Pets
Watch, listen and learn Chickasaw words and phrases with Ofi’ Toklo (Two Dogs) named Konta and Hottok.

Lesson 5: Weather

Performed by Talking Pets
Watch, listen and learn Chickasaw words and phrases with Ofi’ Toklo (Two Dogs) named Konta and Hottok.

Lesson 6: Ice Cream

Performed by Talking Pets
Watch, listen and learn Chickasaw words and phrases with Ofi' Toklo (Two Dogs) named Konta and Hottok.

Lesson 7: Greetings

Performed by Talking Pets
Watch, listen and learn Chickasaw words and phrases with Ofi’ Toklo (Two Dogs) named Konta and Hottok.

Takolo Lakna': The Chickasaw Word for Orange

The Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw word for orange is "takolo lakna'."

Losayyi': The Chickasaw Word for Brown

The Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw word for brown is "losayyi'."

Lakna': The Chickasaw Word for Yellow

The Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw word for yellow is "lakna'."

Okchamali': The Chickasaw Word for Blue and Green

The Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw word for blue & green is "okchamali."

Soba': The Chickasaw Word for Horse

The Chickasaw Nation
Listen, speak, and learn the Chickasaw word for “horse.”

Yanash: The Chickasaw Word for Buffalo

The Chickasaw Nation
Listen, speak, and learn the Chickasaw word for “buffalo.”

Foshi': The Chickasaw Word for Bird

The Chickasaw Nation
Listen, speak, and learn the Chickasaw word for "bird."

Ofi': The Chickasaw Word for Dog

The Chickasaw Nation
Listen, speak, and learn the Chickasaw word for “dog.”

Koi: The Chickasaw Word for Cat

The Chickasaw Nation
Listen, speak, and learn the Chickasaw word for "cat."

Losa': The Chickasaw Word for Black

The Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw word for black is "losa'."

Homma': The Chickasaw Word for Red

The Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw word for red is "homma."