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


The Euchee Language Project

Catalogue of Endangered Languages