Cherokee Language Spotlight

Cherokee Language Spotlight | Multicultural Kid Blogs

The Cherokee Nation is a sovereign tribal government located in the United States. It is today the largest tribe in the US. The Cherokee language is a member of the Iroquoian language family. Originating from the southeast region of North America, the most significant Cherokee-speaking population now lives in a tribal territory in Oklahoma.

You can read more interesting facts about the Cherokee language and about the Cherokee Nation’s language preservation efforts in this language spotlight on Multicultural Children’s Book Day.

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Cherokee Books – Bilingual Children’s Books

One bilingual children’s book that Language Lizard offers is How Totsuwa Became Cherokee, a coming-of-age story about the Cardinal bird. Read the full review of this #OwnVoices book on Multicultural Children’s Book Day.

You can read more about diverse languages in the Language Spotlight series on the Language Lizard blog.


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Anneke Forzani founded Language Lizard ( to provide educators, librarians, and parents with resources that develop literacy skills among English Language Learners, build inclusive classrooms, and celebrate cultural diversity. Language Lizard offers bilingual books in over 50 languages, multilingual audio resources, multicultural posters, and free lesson plans to support multicultural classrooms. The company also runs a blog ( for parents and teachers working with language learners and culturally diverse students. Anneke is the author of Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources (a manual to support culturally responsive teaching) and With Flying Colors: Color Idioms (a multicultural idiom book).
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