Cherokee



[cher-uh-kee, cher-uh-kee] /ˈtʃɛr əˌki, ˌtʃɛr əˈki/

noun, plural Cherokees (especially collectively) Cherokee for 1.
1.
a member of an important tribe of North American Indians whose first known center was in the southern Alleghenies and who presently live in North Carolina and Oklahoma.
2.
the Iroquoian language of the Cherokee, written since 1822 in a syllabic script invented for the language by Sequoya.
/ˈtʃɛrəˌkiː; ˌtʃɛrəˈkiː/
noun
1.
(pl) -kees, -kee. a member of a Native American people formerly living in and around the Appalachian Mountains, now chiefly in Oklahoma; one of the Iroquois peoples
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family

1670s, from Cherokee Tsaragi.

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