Cherokee (Tsalagi) is an Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee people which uses a unique syllabary writing system. It is the only Southern Iroquoian language that remains spoken. Cherokee is polysynthetic.
The Cherokee dialect spoken by the inhabitants of the Lower Towns in the vicinity of the South Carolina-Georgia border had r as the liquid consonant in its inventory where the contemporary Ani-kutani dialect spoken in North Carolina and the Oklahoma dialects contain l. As such, the word "Cherokee" when spoken in the language is expressed as Tsa-la-gi (pronounced Jah-la-gee, or Cha-la-gee) by native speakers. The language also lacks p and b.
Cherokee on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Cherokee you may search by any of the following terms:
America American A-ni-yv-wi-ya Aniyvwiya Cherokee Cheroqui English Indian Lengua Native North States TsalagiTsa-la-gi United US USA
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as "North American''.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of mushroom, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Native American Friday' and then click on 'Translate from English'.
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches, such as 'Native American' should result in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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