Euchee Language

Euchee, also spelled Yuchi, was originally spoken in present day northern Georgia. Euchee is a language isolate, meaning it is not demonstrably related to any other known languages. However, the possibility of a distant relationship to the Siouan languages has been explored by a number of researchers.

Selected Language Information

Jackson, Jason Baird, and Mary S. Linn. 2000. Calling in the Members: Linguistic Form and Cultural Context in a Yuchi Ritual Speech Genre. Anthropological Linguistics Vol. 42 (1): 61-79.

James M. Crawford Papers. 1906-1988. Manuscript collection 66, American Philosophical Society.

Linn, Mary Sarah. 2001. A Grammar of Euchee (Yuchi). Kansas City, Kansas: University of Kansas.

Linn, Mary S. 1997. Yuchi and Non-Yuchi: A Living Classification. Florida Anthropologist Vol. 50: 189-97.

Wagner, Guënter. 1938. Yuchi Grammar. In Boas, Franz (ed.) Handbook of American Indian Languages. 300–374. New York: Columbia University Press.

Wagner, Gunther. 1931. Yuchi Tales. American Ethnological Society, Vol. 13.

Sample Archival Materials in the Native American Languages Collection

Links

The Euchee Language Project

Catalogue of Endangered Languages

Glottolog

OLAC

Ethnologue