a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama
the Muskhogean language of the Choctaw people
A Native American people formerly inhabiting central and southern Mississippi and southwest Alabama, with present-day populations in Mississippi and southeast Oklahoma. The Choctaw were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s.
North American Indian language of the Muskogean family, which includes Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole. Katzner (1977), The Languages of the World, Routledge, London and New York.
The Choctaws, or Chahtas, are a Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States (Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana) of the Muskogean linguistic group. In the nineteenth century, they were known as one of the "Five Civilized Tribes," because they had integrated numerous cultural and technological practices of their European American neighbors. They are also remembered for their generosity in providing relief during the Irish Potato Famine.