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  • natchesan — ˈnachəsən noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Natchez (of American Indian origin) + English an 1. : a linguistic family of the Natchez Muskogean stock comprising the Natchez language 2. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Classification schemes for indigenous languages of the Americas — This article is a list of different language classification proposals developed for indigenous languages of the Americas. The article is divided into North, Central, and South America sections; however, the classifications do not always neatly… …   Wikipedia

  • Avoyel — or Avoyelles was a small Natchesan tribe in the neighborhood of the present Marksville, Louisiana. Numbering 280 in 1698, by 1805 they were believed to have been reduced to only two or three also*Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana …   Wikipedia

  • avoyel — əˈvȯiəl, aˈ also ȧvwȧ(y)el noun (plural avoyel or avoyels) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: French, of American Indian origin 1. : a Natchesan people of central Louisiana …   Useful english dictionary

  • natchez-muskogean — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized N&M : a language stock comprising the Natchesan and Muskogean language families …   Useful english dictionary

  • taensa — ˈtenˌsȯ, täˈen noun (plural taensa or taensas) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: from Taensas, a village of the Taensa people 1. a. : a Natchesan people of northeastern Louisiana …   Useful english dictionary

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