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What language did the Cherokee tribe speak?

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Answered 2009-04-06 19:10:59

The Cherokee Indians speak one of 23 dialects of Tsalagi (Jah-sala-Ge, Jah-la-gee, Cha-la-gee, or Cha-la-g) a derivative of Irquoian ( ear-o-coy).

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