Natchez Language

Natchez was originally spoken near Natchez, Mississippi and in parts of Louisiana. Although there some hypotheses have linked Natchez with Proto-Muskogean and some of the other languages in the Gulf, to date the language is considered an isolate, lacking any known linguistic relatives.

Selected Language Information

Brinton, Daniel Garrison. 1873. On the Language of the Natchez. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 13. 483-499.

Haas, Mary R. 1939. Natchez and Chitimacha Clans and Kinship Terminology. American Anthropologist Vol. 41. 597-610.

Haas, Mary R. 1956. Natchez and the Muskogean Languages. Language. Vol. 32(1). 61-72.

Kimball, Geoffrey. 2005. Natchez. In Heather K. Hardy, and Janine Scancarelli (eds.) Native Languages of the Southeastern United States. 385-453. Lincoln: University Press.

The Mary Haas Collection SCOIL:

[Natchez field notebook 1]. Mary R. Haas (researcher). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.041

[Natchez field notebook 2]. Mary R. Haas (researcher); Nancy Raven (consultant); Sam Watt (consultant). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.042

[Natchez field notebook 3]. Mary R. Haas (researcher); Sam Watt (consultant). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.043

[Natchez field notebook 4]. Mary R. Haas (researcher). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.044

[Natchez field notebook 5]. Mary R. Haas (researcher); Sam Watt (consultant). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.045

[Natchez field notebook 6]. Mary R. Haas (researcher); Nancy Raven (consultant); Sam Watt (consultant). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.046

[Natchez field notebook 7]. Mary R. Haas (researcher); Nancy Raven (consultant); Sam Watt (consultant). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.047

[Natchez field notebook 8]. Mary R. Haas (researcher). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.048

[Natchez field notebook 9]. Mary R. Haas (researcher); Sam Watt (consultant). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.049

[Natchez field notebook 10]. Mary R. Haas (researcher); Nancy Raven (consultant). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.050

[Natchez field notebook 11]. Mary R. Haas (researcher); Nancy Raven (consultant). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.051

[Natchez field notebook 12]. Mary R. Haas (researcher); Peggy Leaf (consultant); Sam Watt (consultant). [[undated]]. California Language Archive. oai:cla.berkeley.edu:Haas.052

Sample Archival Materials in the Native American Languages Collection

Links

Natchez Nation Language and Culture Page (Digital Dictionary)

Catalogue of Endangered Languages

Glottolog

OLAC

Ethnologue