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Muskogean Languages

Jack Martin

in Linguistics

ISBN: 9780199772810
Published online October 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199772810-0031
Muskogean Languages

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The Muskogean languages are a family of languages native to the southeastern United States. The members of the family include Choctaw, Chickasaw, Alabama, Koasati, Apalachee, Hitchiti-Mikasuki and Creek. Choctaw and Chickasaw are quite close: the term Western Muskogean is sometimes used to cover both varieties. Alabama and Koasati are much more different from each other but similar in vocabulary and grammar. Hitchiti and Mikasuki are different names for the same language, referred to here as Hitchiti-Mikasuki. Creek is in some ways the most divergent language within the family and includes varieties of the language spoken by Seminoles in Oklahoma and Florida. In addition to these seven languages, a trade language known as Mobilian Jargon was used in the vicinity of Louisiana.

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Anthropological Linguistics ; Language Families ; Psycholinguistics ; Sociolinguistics

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