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Words for Warriors-- Dahnawa Danatlihi

Outacite, Chief of the Cherokees.  London, 1762

The Cherokee word for warrior, Dahnawa Danatlihi,  literally means “War  They-Are-Running-Place.”  One way to translate that would be “They run to the place of war.” Or you could say, “Where they run is war.”

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