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Bilingual Notice in English and Cherokee
Names of Months and Days in Cherokee
Possible influence of Cherokee on the Liberian Vai syllabary
United States Indian Policy


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Writing systems that use this script (1)
Name Code Is used to write language
Cherokee written with Cherokee script chr-Cher Cherokee [chr]

  • Bilingual notice in English and Cherokee stating that William McConnell will no longer pay the debts of his wife Delilah McConnell as she has left him. Published in the "Cherokee Phoenix", New Echota, Georgia. Published in "American women : a Library of Congress guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States", edited by Sheridan Harvey [et al.]. Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. [i].

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  • Gregorian Calendar


    January: ᎤᏃᎸᏔᏅ (ᎤᏃ, Ꭴ)

    February: ᎧᎦᎵ (ᎧᎦ, Ꭷ)

    March: ᎠᏅᏱ (ᎠᏅ, Ꭰ)

    April: ᎧᏬᏂ (ᎧᏬ, Ꭷ)

    May: ᎠᏂᏍᎬᏘ (ᎠᏂ, Ꭰ)

    June: ᏕᎭᎷᏱ (ᏕᎭ, Ꮥ)

    July: ᎫᏰᏉᏂ (ᎫᏰ, Ꭻ)

    August: ᎦᎶᏂ (ᎦᎶ, Ꭶ)

    September: ᏚᎵᏍᏗ (ᏚᎵ, Ꮪ)

    October: ᏚᏂᏅᏗ (ᏚᏂ, Ꮪ)

    November: ᏅᏓᏕᏆ (ᏅᏓ, Ꮕ)

    December: ᎥᏍᎩᏱ (ᎥᏍ, Ꭵ)


    Sunday: ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᎬ (ᏆᏍᎬ, Ꮖ)

    Monday: ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏉᏅᎯ (ᏉᏅᎯ, Ꮙ)

    Tuesday: ᏔᎵᏁᎢᎦ (ᏔᎵᏁ, Ꮤ)

    Wednesday: ᏦᎢᏁᎢᎦ (ᏦᎢᏁ, Ꮶ)

    Thursday: ᏅᎩᏁᎢᎦ (ᏅᎩᏁ, Ꮕ)

    Friday: ᏧᎾᎩᎶᏍᏗ (ᏧᎾᎩ, Ꮷ)

    Saturday: ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏈᏕᎾ (ᏈᏕᎾ, Ꭴ)

    For further information on calendar data, see  Unicode Technical Report #35.

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  • In recent years evidence has emerged suggesting that the Cherokee syllabary provided a model for the design of the Vai syllabary in Liberia, Africa. The Vai syllabary is the earliest form of writing devised in western Africa, which emerged about 1832/33. The link appears to have been Cherokee who emigrated to Liberia after the invention of the Cherokee syllabary (which in its early years spread like wildfire among the Cherokee) but before the invention of the Vai syllabary. One such man, Cherokee Austin Curtis, married into a prominent Vai family and became an important Vai chief himself. It is perhaps not coincidence that the "inscription on a house" that drew the world's attention to the existence of the Vai script was in fact on the home of Curtis, a Cherokee. There also appears to be a connection between an early form of written Bassa and the earlier Cherokee syllabary.

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  • For more detailed information regarding U.S. government policy concerning Native Americans and indigenous American languages, look at  Francis Paul Prucha's site.

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