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This Cherokee language page is presented as an additional supplement for Linguistic Anthropology General Resources  

To Cherokee Indian Social Studies


The Cherokee Alphabet And How To Use It __ "Explanation for beginners about how to use the symbols of the Cherokee Indian alphabet (actually a syllabary.)" - From -

The Cherokee Alphabet and Pronunciation Guide __ "Each picture of a Cherokee letter is followed by its romanization, a comma, and the key to which that letter is mapped in my font. Users of capable clients will see the key displayed in a fixed-width font." - From Joan Sarah Touzet - 

Cherokee Language __ "The Cherokee language is spoken by approximately 10,000 people in the Cherokee Nation, as well as speakers in the Cherokee homelands (of the Eastern Band of Cherokee). The western and eastern dialects are different in many ways, although extremely similar." A brief overview. - From -

Cherokee Language __ "Out of all the native languages spoken in the eastern United States, the Cherokee language remains the healthiest. Approximately 22,000 people, or about 6% of the total population of Cherokee, speak Cherokee today."  A good overview with links to additional material. - From -  

Cherokee language __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -


Cherokee Language and the Cherokee Indian Culture (Tsalagi, Tsa-la-gi, Aniyunwiya) __ "Cherokee language information and the culture, history, and genealogy of the Cherokee Indians. Includes a small Cherokee dictionary, the Tsalagi alphabet (syllabary), and links to Cherokee language lessons." - from - 
Cherokee Language ~ Lesson 1 __ Free, basic, online lessons. Use link at bottom of page to go to next lesson. - From Unknown - 

Cherokee Language Material __ Long list of Cherokee language resources including online lessons and more. - From -

Cherokee syllabary __ "The Cherokee syllabary, which was reputedly invented by George Guess, a.k.a. Chief Sequoyah, of the Cherokee, was introduced in 1819. Sequoyah's descendants claim that he was the last surviving member of his tribe's scribe clan and the Cherokee syllabary was invented by persons unknown at a much earlier date." An overview plus resources. - From -

Cherokees of California __ Online lessons, language history and more. - From Cherokees Of California, Inc. - 

English/Cherokee Dictionary __ Type in the English word you want to translate. - From - 


IPL Kidspace: Say Hello to the World __ Kids can say hello to the world in Cherokee then scroll down the page for more resources. - From KidSpace the Internet Public Library - 

Online Language Tutor Tsalagi __ Series of online Cherokee language lessons. - From - 

Sequoyah's Talking Leaves __ "Sequoyah creates a syllabary sometimes called the Cherokee alphabet, leading to the publishing of the Cherokee Phoenix, the first American Indian newspaper" A good look at this accomplishment. - From Golden Ink - 


Surveying Tribal Members About the Echota Cherokee Language __ "The Echota trace their roots to the Chickamauga Cherokee of North Alabama. Today the Echota are 22,000 strong with a Tribal Council that administers tribal lands, supports a dance team, publishes a newsletter, and supervises an excellent Indian Education program. Among the objectives of the tribe's ongoing program of cultural preservation and renewal is a desire to reacquire the Cherokee language." You will find an important paper along with a copy of the questioner. - From Northern Arizona University - 

Tsalagi Language Resources __ Several pages of resources for Tsalagi / Cherokee Language. - From Jennifer Paxton - 

Tsalagi Syllabary __ "A chart showing the Cherokee (Tsalagi) syllabary created by Sequoyah (George Guess) and including a brief guide to pronounciation." - From Cal State San Marcos - 


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