Your Grandmother's Cherokee

Preserving the Cherokee language, one word at a time.

Cherokee Merry Christmas

"Cold Mountain Sunrise" © Scott Hotaling.  Used by permission.

This time of year you might see greetings in Cherokee language:
Ulihelisdi Tsisa Undetiyisgv = Merry Christmas 
Ulihelisdi Atse Udetiyisgv =  Happy New Year 


Bullet Standingdeer

If you go to a Cherokee person’s house, on any day, they will give you something to eat and drink.  They might not even ask, might just set it in front of you.  And you need to eat something, drink something.  This is what the old people always to

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