Coushatta Tribe

Joined: 2015
Courses completed: Koasati
Contact: Linda Langley, llangley@mcneese.edu

Koasati is a Muskogean language spoken by members of the Coushatta Tribe in Allen and Jeff Davis Parish, Louisiana. Since 2007, members of the Coushatta Tribe have led efforts to preserve and promote their language. One day, they plan to feature these language materials in a tribal museum.
Lovelin Poncho, Chairman of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, says: “We ask that you remember that our Koasati language is a gift from the Creator to the Coushatta people. Please respect our culture and history, and help us to honor the Creator by keeping our language alive. Aliilamo (thank you)!”