Screen captures from the Mvskoke Language App.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Launches App to Help Preserve Language

ICTMN Staff
10/9/14

In an effort to preserve the Muscogee (Creek) Nation language, the nation has developed a mobile app as a way for citizens to learn the language more easily.

The Mvskoke (the traditional spelling of Muscogee) Language App is available free in the Apple store for iPhones and iPads, as well the Google Play Store for Android devices.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger said the app is long overdue and will serve as a valuable tool for Creek citizens.

“I know people are looking forward to it,” Tiger said in a press release. “It’s just another resource that provides our citizens with an opportunity to not only learn the language of our elders but also another opportunity to make sure we maintain something so important as our language. Our elders used to say that when we lose our language we have the tendency to lose our culture.”

Tips for uploading the apps are on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation website.

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Here's an even better way to learn the language. Go visit an elder--chop some firewood for them--ask them to teach you a few phrases. Visit them next week--try out those new phrases they taught you--mow their lawn--ask them for a few new phrases. Come back in a few days with a bag of groceries--speak some of those phrases to them and learn a few more. Come back next weekend and wash their car and.....you get the idea.
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