Listen and Learn

Take advantage of these fun instructional videos to learn Chickasaw words and phrases used in daily life. Listen, learn and practice regularly to build your knowledge of the ancestral tongue.

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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."