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A family of American Indian languages spoken in SE North America, including Creek and Choctaw.
Relating to the Muskogean language family.
- ‘Linguists classify the Choctaw language as Muskogean.’
- ‘The Muskogean languages belong to the great Algonkian language family.’
- ‘My people are the Muskogean people and they have the Creek name.’
- ‘Creeks who avoided relocation to Oklahoma tended to stop speaking the Muskogean language so they would not be recognized as Indians and therefore forced to leave their homes.’
From Muskogee + -an.
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