Copyright date: 2012
Publication date: February 2012
Echo the Heart: The Tihanama Language
Native American languages are the most imperiled on earth. “Echo the heart” is the literal meaning of tchojoho, a word in the little-known Native American language of Tihanama. This addition to Cherokee Chapbooks contains the only word-list, English glossary translations and specimens of the Tihanama language. A Tihanama song was the basis of “Cherokee Morning Song” or “Windeyaho,” sung by Rita Coolidge on Music for the Native Americans. The simplicity and purity of the Tihanama people can be appreciated in the word chosen for the title of this unique contribution to the scant body of lexicons on American Indian languages.