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Illinois Native American Tribes

 Here are some native greetings in the tribal languages of Illinois:

Chickasaw: Chokma! (pronounced "choke-mah")
Dakota: Hau! (pronounced "how")
Kickapoo: Ho! (pronounced "hoe")
Lenape: Hè! (pronounced "hay")
Miami-Illinois: Aya! (pronounced "ah-yah")
Ottawa: Aaniin! (pronounced ah-neen)
Potawatomi: Bozho! (pronounced "bo-zho")
Sac and Fox: Ho! (pronounced "hoe")
Shawnee: Bezon! (pronounced "bay-zone")
Winnebago: Haho! (pronounced "hah-ho")
Wyandot: Kweh! (pronounced "kway")


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