Chickasaw



[chik-uh-saw] /ˈtʃɪk əˌsɔ/

noun, plural Chickasaws (especially collectively) Chickasaw.
1.
a member of a tribe of North American Indians, formerly in northern Mississippi, now in Oklahoma.
2.
the Muskogean language of the Chickasaw.
/ˈtʃɪkəˌsɔː/
noun
1.
(pl) -saws, -saw. a member of a Native American people of N Mississippi
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Muskogean family and closely related to Choctaw

1670s, from Chickasaw Chikasha, the people’s name for themselves.

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