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Cherokee glossary

By 1881-1933 George Masa


This Cherokee glossary was written by George Masa on the stationary of his business, Asheville Photo Service. The words are written phonetically rather than in the Cherokee syllabary. Born Masahara Iizuka and raised in Japan, George Masa (1881-1933) emigrated to the U.S. when he was 20 years old and, in 1915, came to Asheville, where he lived the rest of his life. Masa was active in the Appalachian Trail Club and in the movement to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Phone 404 P. O. Box 1348 Ama Atali m Guni Inali Kagu Kalanu Kununu © Kuwahi Moytoy Nu Nunyu Qgajs i Selu Suyeta Tagu Tuya Ulunta Unega JJadan CikpJ5> Yanegwa Famf" ASHEVILLE PHOTO SERVICE GEORGE MASA Arcade Building ASHEVILLE, N. C. Wat er. Mountain Arrow Black Fox. Crow. p 524 "The Raven." Lucky Hunter. Bullfrog. "Mulberry Place"; Kuwa Mulberry tree, hi, locative; Clingraans Dome. A Cherokee chief recognized by the English as "emperor" in 1730. Potato^ Rock, Stone. Goose. Corn. "The Chosen one" June-bug. B ean. " it has climbed" White. thanks a large red-brown moth. Big Bear Mooney, ■ ■ Ahnokah Black ^CSasohe-a Rhododendron Ellowah Thunder ,Sgolal^> Cliffy River Oak ""Grassy^ Hemlock spruce Duck Bog Haven Star Hock Buc keye v Sweet gum Bald (Old field) Apple Basket Ginseng Esskonah ■Kahneskali Kahnonoh Kawana Keera Koloona Nokassa Noyah> Stekodah Seelahwah Sokassah v Sunkot Taloosa Tellakolah vTokassah, .Highland terrapin Wild cat Wessah Yoonoolah % ind. The Blasam Grove of the Grandfather Mountain

Topics: Cherokee language -- Vocabulary;
Publisher: Hunter Library Digital Collections, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723;
Year: 2015
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