Naming the KOCHCHA' AABINIILI' Amphitheater

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The large outdoor amphitheater is used for concerts, dramatic performances, gospel and Choctaw hymn singings, stomp dance demonstrations and more. KOCHCHA’ is a Chickasaw word meaning “outside,” and AABINILI’ means “to sit down in a place.”

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This video tour of the Chickasaw Cultural Center identifies the numerous Chickasaw-language place names on campus.