Cherokee language resources – Language Links Database

Cherokee – (in Cherokee: ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ Tsalagi Gawonihisdi) is the Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee people. It is the only Southern Iroquoian language that remains spoken. Cherokee is a polysynthetic language and uses a unique syllabary writing system. 

More informationWikipedia

Native speakers: 10,400 (2010)

Native to: United States

Cherokee Grammar and Pronunciation

  • - lessons, grammar, dialogues, podcasts
  • Cherokee Lessons - language lessons and exercises
  • - Stories, Articles, Hymns and 6 Language Lessons
  • - language lessons
  • - “Provides links to assist with learning and speaking the Cherokee language using the Dialect spoken in Big Cove on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina.”
  • - Cherokee Language Lessons: language study with emphasis on the Eastern dialect or the Giduwa dialect. Includes sound recordings. Offered by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee, North Carolina
  • - a variety of materials are available to assist in learning the Cherokee language

Cherokee Vocabulary

Cherokee Reading Materials

Cherokee Dictionaries

Cherokee Listening and Video Resources


If you want to help with expanding this list of resources, please send me your suggestions here.