Cherokee

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noun Cher·o·kee \ˈcher-ə-(ˌ)kē, ˈche-rə-\

Definition of Cherokee

plural

Cherokee

or

Cherokees

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people originally of Tennessee and North Carolina

  2. 2 :  the language of the Cherokee people

Origin and Etymology of cherokee

probably ultimately from Creek calá·kki


First Known Use: 1674


CHEROKEE Defined for English Language Learners

Cherokee

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noun Cher·o·kee \ˈcher-ə-(ˌ)kē, ˈche-rə-\

Definition of Cherokee for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a Native American people originally from Tennessee and North Carolina


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