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Question by  seventysixers (23)

What name did the Cherokee Indian tribe originally call themselves?


Answer by  caporfirio (804)

They called themselves Aniyunwiya, Keetoowah, and Tsalagi. This is because during the trail of tears these three tribes where put together and named Cherokee.


Answer by  turker (142)

Cherokee Indians originally called themselves "Aniyunwiya", which means "the principal people". In today's society, the use the name "Cherokee", which means "speakers of another language". Many Cherokee Indians live in Oklahoma today.

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