The Chickasaw Language: Less Variation in Dialect

Joshua Hinson

Joshua Hinson is an artist and Director of the Department of Chickasaw Language in the Division of History and Culture for the Chickasaw Nation. Here, Joshua describes the lack of variation in the Chickasaw dialect and how that fact is an advantage to teaching the language to future generations. The major change in the last 30 years, he says, has been in scholars’ overall knowledge of the language and the strides they’ve made toward revitalization.


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