or of a North American Indian language family of the SE U.S., consisting of four main branches
, including Choctaw-Chickasaw and Creek-Seminole
: also Musˈkhogean
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Word origin of 'Muskogean'
var. of Muskhogean,
coined (1891) < Muskogee2
by J. W. Powell (1834-1902), U.S. ethnologist & geologist