Chickasaw as a Living Language

Lisa Billy

Though some Native American languages have been lost, Chickasaw continues to thrive as a living language. Far from being stagnant, it continues to develop, change and grow along with its people— in large part due to the diligence of the tribal government and the continued efforts of the speakers themselves.


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