Eastern Muskogean Language is a Native American language family that consists of two languages: Creek and Alabama.
The Creek language has several dialects, including Oklahoma Creek, Alabama Creek, and Louisiana Creek. It is spoken primarily in the southeastern United States, specifically in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Oklahoma.
The Alabama language, on the other hand, is spoken primarily in Texas.
Eastern Muskogean Language Tree:
Where it was Spoken in the Past:
In the past, Eastern Muskogean languages were spoken by Indigenous peoples in the southeastern United States, specifically in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Oklahoma. Today, these languages are considered endangered, with only a few thousand fluent speakers remaining.
The Creek alphabet is based on the Latin script and includes 14 consonants and 3 vowels. The vowels are represented by the letters a, e, and o, while the consonants include b, ch, d, f, g, h, k, l, m, n, p, s, t, and w.
The Alabama language uses a similar alphabet but includes additional characters such as ɬ and ʔ.
As of 2021, there are approximately 2,500 Creek speakers in the United States, primarily in Oklahoma, while there are only a few dozen speakers of the Alabama language.
Some words in the Creek language include:
- Hello: Estefvnē
- Goodbye: Hvyakpv
- Water: Éco
- Sun: Hvse
Some online translation tools for the Creek language are:
Some online dictionaries for Creek languages are: