Cherokee OCR

Cherokee Language

The Cherokee language, sometimes called Tsalagi or Sequoyah, belongs to the Iroquoian language family. It is spoken by the Cherokee people of North Carolina, parts of Tennessee and Oklahoma, and in communities throughout the United States. Documented history of the Cherokee language begins with its creation in the early 19th century by Sequoyah, a self-educated man who created a writing system for his own language. Although he was not the first to do so, his writing system became the basis for modern Cherokee orthography.