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Chahta Anumpa - Choctaw Language

Spoken by the Choctaw Nation (Chahta Okla)

Halito Okla Homma!

[haliˈto ˈokla ˈhoma]          (hah-lee-TOE OKE-lah HOME-mah!)

Note: "Okla Homma" means "red people" in Chickasaw and Choctaw.


Sound recording of "Halito"

Source: "Choctaw Language." Internet: <http://www.reevesplace.com/choctaw/> January 20, 2006.



Vmmona ka Chitokaka yvt vba, micha yakni aiena ka ikbi tok. Mihma yakni vt shahahbi bieka, micha nana kvt vlhtaiyaha iksho bieka tok; mihma okhlili hvt oka hofobi chito paknaka ya onvtoyula tok: mihma Chitokaka imi Shilombish vt oka pataiya paknaka ai o kanahanli tok.

(Chenesis 1:1, 2)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

(Genesis 1:1, 2 ASV)

Source: "Genesis Translation." The Rosetta Project, Internet: <http://www.rosettaproject.org/live/search/showpages?ethnocode=CCT&doctype=gen&version=0&scale=six> January 19, 2006.
Originally from: The Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, translated into the Choctaw Language. New York: American Bible Society, 1867.

Choctaw alphabet

a b ch e f h i k
[a] [b] [ʧ] [e, ɛ] [f] [h] [i, ɪ] [k]
l hl m n o p s sh
[l] [ɬ] [m] [n] [o] [p] [s] [ʃ]
t u v w y ai au
[t] [ʊ] [ə] [w] [j] [ai] [au]


  • A, I, O, and U occur both oral and nasalized. Nasal vowels are indicated by underlining.


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Source: Byington, Cyrus. A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 46, 1909.

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