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Watch these fun videos for an introduction to a few Chickasaw words and phrases used in daily life. Listen, learn and practice regularly to build your knowledge of the ancestral tongue.

Okchamali': The Chickasaw Word for Blue and Green

The Chickasaw Nation

The Chickasaw word for blue & green is "okchamali." Practice saying okchamali many times until you feel confident you will remember this word as part of your growing Chickasaw vocabulary.

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Homma': The Chickasaw Word for Red

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

Losa': The Chickasaw Word for Black

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

Yanash: The Chickasaw Word for Buffalo

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

Soba': The Chickasaw Word for Horse

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

How the Rabbit Lost Its Tail

Marie Beck
This traditional children's story about how the rabbit got its short tail is told in Chickasaw by Marie Beck.

Takolo Lakna': The Chickasaw Word for Orange

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