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According to Prentice Robinson, in his Easy to Use Cherokee Dictionary;
The Cherokee language is a branch of the Iroquoian language, as are several other languages. Included in these are the Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Cayuga and the one added later the Tuscaroar. To [his] knowledge, none of these tribes can converse with each other in their native tongue. There are related words that are similar in root base.Mr. Robinson goes on to give comparisons of Mohawk and Cherokee words, and then a breakdown of the two major dialects, Overhill and Kituwah. He notes what he has experienced to be the most noticable differences between the dialects, which I paraphrase in the sidebar. To demonstrate his observations, he provides comparative word listings from the different dialects.
I have used the different dictionaries I own to create the Lexicon available on this site. If you are trying to find a word, and can't find it there, please send your questions to me at email@example.com.
I will try my best to help, but please be patient, as I don't always get a chance to respond quickly. For more complicated requests, I suggest contacting the Cherokee Language and Culture Center at 4185 East 48th Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74135-4739.
See the list of dictionaries below for more information.
Don't forget to check out the online bookstores, such as Amazon.com, BooksNow.com, bn.com (barnes and noble), Borders.com etc. Many of them have a wide selection of books with Cherokee subject matter. I would suggest shopping around for the best prices.
Easy to Use Cherokee Dictionary
by Prentice Robinson
pub. Cherokee Language and Culture
ISBN: not given
Cherokee English Dictionary
by Durbin Felings
pub. Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
ISBN: not given
Printed by Heritage Printing in Talequah, OK
by Ruth Bradley Holmes and Betty Sharp Smith
pub. University of Oklahoma Press
Cherokee Words With Pictures
by Mary Ulmer Chiltoskey
pub. Not Given
Library of Congress card catalog number 72-76716
How to Talk Trash in Cherokee
Cherokee by John Oocumma
English by Don Grooms
pub. Downhome Publishing Company
(Publishers address 3702 NW 6th St.
Gainesville, FL 32069)
ISBN Not Given
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