Most likely from the Cherokee autonym ᏣᎳᎩ (tsalagi). Derivation from a Choctaw exonym meaning "those who live in caves" (compare chiluk (“cave”)) has also been suggested — the Iroquois term for the Cherokee was Oyata'ge'ronon (“inhabitants of the cave country”) — as has derivation from a Creek term for "person(s) who speak(s) a non-Creek language" (see celokketv (“to speak a non-creek language”)).
- An indigenous North American people.
- Their Iroquoian language, spoken in Oklahoma and North Carolina.
- A syllabary for the Cherokee language invented by Sequoyah.
- A town in Colbert County, Alabama.
- Cherokee Village, Arkansas.
- A census-designated place in Butte County, California.
- A former gold mining settlement in Nevada County, California.
- A city, the county seat of Cherokee County, Iowa.
- A city in Crawford County, Kansas.
- A census-designated place in Swain County and Jackson County, North Carolina.
- An unincorporated community in Logan County, Ohio.
- A city, the county seat of Alfalfa County, Oklahoma.
- An unincorporated community in Grainger County, Tennessee.
- An unincorporated community in San Saba County, Texas.
- An unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia
- An unincorporated community in Hull, Marathon County, Wisconsin.
- A town in Victoria, Australia.
- Ellipsis of
- (the Arkansas and Tennessee communities) Cherokee Village
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Cherokee (plural Cherokees)
- A member of this people.
- ^ Cherokee Indian Tribe, Access Genealogy (September 21, 2009)
- ^ Milton E. Campbell, The State of North Carolina with Native American Ancestry →ISBN, page 39: "The Iroquois called the Cherokee Oyata'ge'ronon[,] which means inhabitants of the cave country."
- ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “Cherokee”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- ^ Charles A. Hanna, The Wilderness Trail (New York, 1911)
- Hyphenation: Che‧ro‧kee
- the Cherokee language
- Cherokee people
Cherokee m (plural Cherokees)
- a member of the Cherokee people