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A variety of programs such as camps, clubs and classes exists to help Chickasaws of all ages learn the ancestral language. By fusing learning with excitement, these programs increase retention and spark a passion for sharing the language with others.

Chickasaw Language Resources

Joshua Hinson

Resources to learn the Chickasaw language are available in many mediums to meet the needs of new speakers. Dictionaries and textbooks are available through the Chickasaw Press. Language camps, and community and college classes are available at multiple locations within the Chickasaw Nation-please contact the department of language at 580-272-5318-to learn specifics. A free Language app is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, which allows users to learn basics no matter where they live. The language channel on will continue to add to its online curriculum with video lessons and games that make learning fun.


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Joshua Hinson talks about the Chickasaw language course that he teaches at Byng High School in Oklahoma.

The Chickasaw Language App

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Anyone interested in learning more about the Chickasaw language, has easy access to a free language app available for download.