Language

Join us in studying the Chickasaw language this year with newly released episodes of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw and more. Hear from linguist Joshua Hinson, and discover why Chickasaw is known as a "living language."

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Chickasaw as a Living Language

Lisa Billy
Though some Native American languages have been lost, Chickasaw continues to thrive as a living language.

Joshua Hinson

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Joshua Hinson, Director of the Department of Chickasaw Language, is passionate about language and how it emulates culture.

Rosetta Stone Chickasaw Available Now

The Chickasaw Nation hopes this program will help to preserve the language for generations to come.

We Are Chickasaw

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In Episode 1 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, members of a Chickasaw family introduce themselves and say goodbye in Chickasaw.

Speaking Chickasaw

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In Episode 2 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, a Chickasaw family talks about speaking the traditional language.

My Family

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In Episode 3 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, members of a Chickasaw family identify each other in the traditional language.

How Old Are You?

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In Episode 4 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, members of a Chickasaw family talk about numbers and ages in the traditional language.

Two Dogs

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In Episode 5 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, members of a Chickasaw family describe animals and their colors in the traditional language.

Let's Make Pishofa

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In Episode 6 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, members of a Chickasaw family introduce describe how to prepare pishofa.

What Time Is It?

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In Episode 7 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, a Chickasaw family talks about telling time.

What Do We Do Today?

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In Episode 8 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, members of a Chickasaw family talk about themselves, others and also the days of the week.

Morning Routines

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In Episode 9 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, members of a Chickasaw family describe their morning activities.

Getting Dressed

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In Episode 10 of Rosetta Stone Chickasaw, members of a Chickasaw family identify clothing and colors.