Koasati (Coushatta) Language Project

Aliilamo haslak / We're glad you've come

This site is dedicated to preserving the Coushatta (Koasati) language of Louisiana. It is a collaboration involving the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, McNeese University, and the College of William and Mary, with support from the National Science Foundation.

Look what's new!

A-faa-hil-kas Gracie, by Nina Poncho Fuselier. Nina made this book with her daughter in a language workshop. She photographed a stuffed animal in various locations and then added Koasati and English to make a story.

 

 

First Words in Koasati, by Barbara Langley. Barbara made a baby's quilt with images of a star, a house, a ball, etc. We turned this into a book by photographing each block on the quilt.

 

 

Ko-was-saa-ti Nas-ma-thaa-li A-saa-la / Coushatta Animal Baskets. The Coushatta make baskets out of pine needles, sometimes in the shape of animals. We photographed twenty of those, added the Koasati and English beneath, and turned it into a book.

 

 

 

Coushatta Seal

 


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