A Chickasaw Dictionary now available in digital format
Last updated 12/8/2020 at 10:56am
"A Chickasaw Dictionary" by Rev. Jesse Humes and Vinnie May (James) Humes, originally published in 1973, is now accessible in digital format at AChickasawDictionary.com.
"Language and culture are intertwined in a manner that makes revitalizing our language essential to preserving Chickasaw culture and keeping it relevant for generations to come," Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said.
The dictionary can be used to search for specific words or browsed alphabetically in both Chickasaw and English.
Each dictionary entry includes both the Chickasaw and English translation, as well as the phonetic pronunciation. Many dictionary entries also have an accompanying audio file, recorded by Mrs. Humes, herself, that demonstrates the correct Chickasaw pronunciation.
The Chickasaw Language Revitalization Program will be working diligently into 2021 to ensure that each and every entry has an accompanying audio file.
This digital dictionary is just one of many language resources and services that reflect the Chickasaw Nation's continued commitment to technological innovation and cultural preservation.
Those who want to learn more about the Chickasaw language now have many resources available – from Rosetta Stone Chickasaw and the Chickasaw.tv Language Channel to the Chickasaw Language Basics App, Chickasaw Kids and more.