from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A family of Native American languages of the southeast United States that includes Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Alabama.

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  • n. Muskogee
  • proper n. Muskogee

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
  • n. a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States


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  • (Muskogean, meaning old fields or old town); Honolulu, Hawaii (meaning sheltered harbor); Topeka, Kans.

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  • Hence the Muskogean term for a ruler might be “mico,” “mikko,” or the western “minko.”

    Fire The Sky

  • Most of the nations you will encounter in Fire the Sky spoke a Muskogean tongue ancestral to the Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, and Chickasaw languages.

    Fire The Sky

  • They renamed themselves “Seminoles,” the Muskogean version of the Spanish wordcimarrones.

    Dream State

  • Most of the groups of the confederacy shared the same language Muskogean, types of ceremonies, and village layout.

    History of American Women

  • I think it's interesting how the four or seven languages of Muskogean are classified in more ways ways by different linguists than you might think possible for such a relatively small and transparently related family. MUSKOGEAN AND LAMB'S-QUARTERS.

  • I thought there were basically TWO theorized groupings of Muskogean -- one that has Chickasaw/Choctaw as the first branching, as opposed to the other that has Creek/Seminole as the first branch. MUSKOGEAN AND LAMB'S-QUARTERS.

  • Of course the development of the meaning in English doesn't have anything to do with the development of the word for Maize in Muskogean, but using ambiguous language well, yes, it's not, really, because it's clear Broadwell is using American English--still some part of me is aware of the possible confusion to describe ambiguous data is the sort of approach to saying nothing at all that I would laugh at from Flann O'Brien. MUSKOGEAN AND LAMB'S-QUARTERS.

  • Long ago Mary Haas connected Algonquian to Muskogean in a grouping she called 'Macro-Algonquian' funnily, it wasn't called 'Macro-Muskogean'. MUSKOGEAN AND LAMB'S-QUARTERS.

  • Is this the same paper where he discusses the problems of branches of Muskogean? MUSKOGEAN AND LAMB'S-QUARTERS.


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