Cherokee

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

Definition of Cherokee

plural Cherokee or Cherokees
1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of Tennessee and North Carolina
2 : the language of the Cherokee people

Origin and Etymology of cherokee

probably ultimately from Creek calá·kki


CHEROKEE Defined for English Language Learners

Cherokee

noun

Definition of Cherokee for English Language Learners

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


CHEROKEE Defined for Kids

Cherokee

noun Cher·o·kee \ ˈcher-ə-kē \

Definition of Cherokee for Students

plural Cherokee or Cherokees
1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of Tennessee and North Carolina
2 : the language of the Cherokee people

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