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Apr 2015
Mother Tongue,
The voice of my Mother Earth.
But in what ways would She speak to me?
In English, in Spanish,
Anumpa from every corner of the world?
I think she would say:
Halito, ummi ulla
Hello, my child
You are made of pula
From every inch of the universe
Hlampko Chahta
A strong Choctaw woman.
The Mother Tongue of my Mother Earth
Is many
But she speaks to me in achuffa.
Choctaw words to know:
-Achuffa: one
-Anumpa: language
-Chahta: Choctaw
-Halito: hello
-Hlamko: strong
-Ishki: mother
-Pula: light
-Taloa: to sing
-Ulla: child
-Ummi: mine
Written by
Hoshontomba  Shawnee, OK
(Shawnee, OK)   
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